UK weather forecast – Met Office warns Britain to be lashed with thunderstorms and heavy rain tomorrow


BRITAIN is set to be lashed with heavy rain and thunderstorms tomorrow as the sunny weather disappears this weekend.

Heavy showers are due to hit in the morning for the southeast, with thundery showers set for the north and west of the country.

Wet weather is set to make a return for the UK over the next few days – here is rainfall over Glasgow last week
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Thursday afternoon will see large swathes of the country covered in rain
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Friday afternoon will see rain sweeping in through the south and north of England

Areas such as Somerset, Hampshire, the Midlands, Yorkshire and the east and west coast of Scotland will see rain in the morning, but much of the north and Scotland will be wet by the afternoon.

The wet weather looks likely to continue through into Friday with heavy and thundery showers moving east.

Most of the whole of England will see some rain throughout the day, with thunder expected around Manchester and the west coast of Wales.

And while some sunshine may make an appearance on Saturday, rain is still expected for much of the country.

The Met Office today warned the country will be drenched by rain over the next five days.

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said the weekend’s weather will be “hit and miss” due to a band of rain moving in from the south west.

He said: “That will still be clearing eastwards through Saturday morning, particularly along the east coast.

“In its wake there will be periods of brightness but there is a mixture of heavy, potentially thundery showers as well.


“In the sunshine it could feel quite pleasant, with temperatures potentially up to 24C (75.2F) but there are those heavy, potentially thundery showers across the UK that people may see.”

Sunday will be mainly dry in central and southern parts but Northern Ireland, northern parts of Scotland and the north of England are again at risk of experiencing heavy downpours, Mr Claydon added.

The Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland is expected to see “changeable” conditions when it gets under way on Thursday.

There will be a high of 17C (62.6F) and “short lived bursts of heavy rain” forecast.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said Thursday will mark the beginning of more “unsettled weather”, with scattered showers becoming more frequent by Friday.

Although temperatures will become disappointing as the week progresses, forecasters expect it to be the start of a three-month heatwave.

Met Office meteorologist Helen Roberts told Sun Online: “We’re expecting dry and bright weather this week and Wednesday will see the highest temperature of 28C.

“As for the next three months, we can definitely expect warm weather and bright skies for the most part.”

Early autumn is shaping up to be a warm one, as forecasters predict it to be even hotter than last year’s “Indian Summer” when temperatures hit 26C, making it the hottest October for seven years.

he Met Office has warned the country will be drenched by rain over the next five days
The Met Office warned the country will be drenched by rain over the next five days

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