UK climate warning as thunderstorms to comply with ‘hottest day of the year’ this weekend | EUROtoday

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Thunderstorms and heavy rain are set to hit massive swathes of the UK on Sunday, simply someday after Saturday may develop into the most popular day of the 12 months to this point.

Saturday is predicted to see temperatures rise as excessive as 26C in components of southeast England, together with round London.

However the recent climate could possibly be short-lived as a yellow climate warning for thunderstorms is ready to return into place on Sunday.

Impacting massive swathes of Wales and western England from north to south, the warning will come into place from noon on Sunday and stay till 10pm.

Map exhibiting the placement of the thunderstorm climate warning on Sunday (Met Office)

The warning comes with a chance of flooding, journey delays and energy cuts.

“Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out in the south of this area late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon, moving steadily north whilst growing into larger areas of rain before clearing the area,” the Met Office stated.

“Some intense downpours are possible in a few places, giving up to 30mm in less than an hour and perhaps 40-50mm over two to three hours leading to surface water flooding. Hail, frequent lightning strikes and strong wind gusts will be additional localised hazards.”

The turbulent climate could come as a shock for a lot of people who find themselves at present having fun with this week’s sunshine.

People throughout the nation from London to Manchester have been seen having fun with the nice and cozy climate by enjoyable in inexperienced areas whereas it lasts.

People make use of deckchairs at St James’s Park in central London (PA Wire)

Temperatures have been persistently above 20C this week, with 25C within the south on Thursday and temperatures peaking at 26C on Saturday.

However, the Met Office cautioned that with heat climate comes a rise in UV ranges, that are set to achieve “moderate to high across the UK” within the coming days, notably within the south.

The poor situations are set to return to a extra “unsettled pattern” subsequent week.

From Sunday, thunderstorms are probably and the rain is forecast to return. It remains to be because of be fairly heat – round 20C – however this then lowers all through the week.

By Thursday subsequent week, the temperature is predicted to have dropped to 17C.

“Rain and showers will start to move in from the west, due to a developing low from the Atlantic,” the Met Office added.

Deputy chief meteorologist Tony Wisson stated: “Many places will start fine and warm on Sunday, though it is likely to become cloudier from the west or southwest during the day. This will be accompanied by scattered showers, which could be heavy with thunder.

“On Monday we’re likely to see more widespread and longer-lived spells of rain, some of which will be heavy and thundery. This will also lead to a much cooler feel to the day.”

Here is the UK’s five-day forecast in full:


Morning mist and fog patches will quickly clear to depart a tremendous heat day, with loads of sunshine throughout the nation. Perhaps cloudier at instances throughout the far northeast of Scotland, with any early rain rapidly clearing from right here.


Plenty of night sunshine, then dry in a single day with extended clear spells. With mild winds, there will probably be some mist and fog patches forming in locations.


A heat sunny day for a lot of, although some patchy coastal mist is feasible in locations. A number of heavy afternoon showers or thunderstorms growing throughout northern England and southern Scotland.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A heat and humid day on Sunday, with an rising threat of thunderstorms. Turning cooler by means of Monday and Tuesday, with showers and longer spells of rain. Winds rising too.