Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected for the north of England and parts of Scotland today amid summer storms following in the wake of the nation’s heatwave. The Met Office has issued a weather warning covering most of the UK stretching until Thursday evening, although southern parts of the country are expected to enjoy finer weather after heavy rain on Monday. Forecasters say an area of heavy rain and thunderstorms is expected to move north across parts of Scotland this morning, with scattered storms expected for other parts of the country, and very hot weather expected for the south-east.
Speaking to 5 Live Breakfast, Ms Nasir said: “It’s an amazing set up at the moment when in fact the energy in the atmosphere yesterday was like in one in five-year, one in ten-year event.
“It’s quite unusual although I think it will become more common as we head through the next few decades with global warming.
“We look to the south where there’s been a lot of thunderstorm activity across the near continent and we’re inheriting a lot of high energy air.
“It’s high heat and high moisture. That’s all expected northwards.
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“Yesterday on the radar it was thunderstorms on mass anywhere from Jersey, West Country, Wales, West Midlands clipping eastern parts of Ireland up towards the Isle of Man.
“That was all moving northwards so the lightning displays were incredible.
“The atmosphere is just loaded with energy at the moment and all that energy is just rising rapidly, explosivley causing cumulonimbus clouds and thundestorms.
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