UK weather forecast: Met Office issue SEVERE thunderstorms and LARGE hailstones warning
Britain is braced for a “thundery breakdown” accompanied by hail and torrential rainfall. The Met Office warned that flashes of lightning are also possible in the southwest and south Wales. Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “Many places start dry but we are unlikely to end dry because there is a thundery breakdown on the way. Initially thunderstorms in the southwest of England, a drier start further north across the UK, but a lot of low cloud to begin proceedings across eastern Scotland, northeast England as well, some patchy cloud there for Northern Ireland.
“You can see how virtually everywhere starts off with dry weather but in the southwest, south Wales as well, outbreaks of rain first thing, even a few flashes of lightning possible high in the sky.
“That wet weather pushes its way into the rest of south Wales across central southern England through Wednesday morning.
“Elsewhere the sun breaks through, the low cloud lifts a little, but it stays fairly grey across the northeast of the UK.
“In-between a slice of sunnier weather, western Scotland, northwest England, into parts of the Midlands, and it’s here where the highest temperatures will be recorded with 20C to 22C likely.”
The warmth across central areas likely to trigger some severe thunderstorms
Forecasting weather conditions for later on Wednesday, the Met Office weather presenter said: “But elsewhere where we have got cloudier skies those temperatures down compared to recent days.
“As we end Wednesday afternoon the warmth across central areas likely to trigger some severe thunderstorms in places.
“The Midlands initially moving up through northern England there, and then these thunderstorms are likely to be accompanied by hail, fairly large hailstones, torrential rainfall and frequent lightning.
“So could cause some problems out there. And they push up into northwest England, southwest Scotland and Northern Ireland as we end Wednesday before tending to peter out.”
For tomorrow, BBC Weather forecast cooler temperatures, with sunny spells and heavy showers across the UK.
BBC Weather host Simon King said: “We are going to see cover air pushing its way up in the northwest and Thursday is going to be almost a repeat performance of today really.
“Heavy showers and some thunderstorms will move their way northward across much of England and Wales, but the afternoon certainly merging together to give longer spells of rain and really quite heavy and thundery at times.
“Some sunshine to the south of that but look at those temperatures on Thursday, 14C or 15C at best.”
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