Weather forecast tomorrow UK – Tropical Storm Alex to hit BRITAIN bringing brutal winds and rain | The Sun

BRITS are set to face several days of grim weather this week – with thunder, heavy rain and gale-force winds of Storm Alex to lash Britain.

Storms will batter the country amid a miserably soggy start to the summer, with forecasters warning of floods and gales.

And the wet weather will continue this week, with heavy gales, thunder and rain to move in by Wednesday, according to the Met Office.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Adam Thornhill said: “By the time Ex-Tropical Storm Alex gets near UK shores, it will have transitioned into a mature Atlantic low.

"Although it will have lost much of its strength, it will bring some unseasonably strong winds across the UK – especially to the northwest on Thursday and Friday. "

He added: “The track of the former storm currently looks to be grazing the far northwest of the UK on Thursday and Friday and, although the details are still being worked out, winds could be around 45mph for most in the north of the UK, with a chance of some gusts in excess of 55mph in some exposed northwestern island and coastal areas.” 

A yellow weather warning was issued yesterday to alert Brits to possible flooding, travel disruption and power cuts.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…

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    Weekend outlook makes for bleak reading, as thunder hits the northwest

    According to the Met Office, thunder and rain will hit the UK from Thursday to Saturday, as the unpredictable weather continues.

    According to reports, Britain is set to be struck by the remnants of tropical storm Alex, that led to a number of deaths in Cuba last week.

    The Met Office statement reads: "Sunshine and showers, locally heavy and thundery in the northwest. Best of the dry, sunny weather in the southeast. Temperatures around average. Becoming widely windy, strongest in the northwest."

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    In pictures: Brits pack beaches despite heavy rain

    The downpours have not stopped many Brits from enjoying the nation’s beaches so far this week.

    Despite warnings from the Met Office of rain and thunder, parks and beaches saw waves of people take advantage of the brief spells of sunshine.

    Temperatures are set to rise today, with parts of the country seeing highs of 23C.

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    Flood warnings for Brits as rain and thunder hits the nation

    The Jubilee sunshine is quickly fading, to be replaced by rain, thunder and even flooding, according to the Met Office.

    If you happen to be in an area with these extremes weathers, here are some things to expect.

    • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
    • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
    • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
    • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
    • henry moore

      Southern sunshine: South of England set for a sunny afternoon

      With temperatures reaching 22C in some places, this afternoon will be sunny in the south.

      Unfortunately, much of the country will still be blanketed in cloud.

      Towards the evening, rain will begin approaching from the west, hitting some places in Cornwall.

    • henry moore

      Brits brace for wind and rain

      The Met Office has revealed that this week will be one of wind, rain and possibly even thunderstorms.

      In a statement, the organisation said” “After a mostly dry and fine start to the week, some wet and windy weather is on the way.

      “A low-pressure system that was responsible for some of the unsettled weather over the weekend is now out in the North Sea, leaving behind some showers for eastern coastal areas on Monday and Tuesday.

      “Elsewhere, a mix of cloud and sunny spells is the main theme early in the week, with the only other showers likely to be appearing near the south coast early on Tuesday. “

    • henry moore

      Weather a mixed bag this evening, says Met Office

      The Met Office has released its nationwide forecast for this evening.

      According to the statement, it will be a mild evening, with spots of rain hitting much of the country.

      "Rain in the southwest moves northeastwards, with some heavy rain likely for some. Somewhat drier weather returns to some southwestern areas, while parts of Scotland remain dry. Mild in south."

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      Everything you need to know about today's weather

      It will be a relatively warm day across most of the country, as cloud and outbreaks of rain continue in places.

      Temperatures will be around 20C in London, while the north-most areas of Scotland will be much colder.

      Rain will still be present in some places, but less common than in previous days.

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      What is Storm Alex? Everything You need to know about the tropical storm set to hit the UK

      Torrential rain, thunderstorms and flooding are set to hit the UK this week, as the remnants of a tropical storm makes its way to our shores.

      Storm Alex became the first named Atlantic storm this week, as it hit Florida and Cuba.

      Currently, the storm is making its way to Bermuda after causing a number of deaths in Cuba.

      Reports have suggested that the leftovers of this far-away storm will hit the UK.

      While it will not be as extreme as it is across the Atlantic, Brits should still brace for some unpleasant weather.

    • henry moore

      Sunny spells for Manchester today

      Manchester will be mostly cloudy today, but sunny spells will be present as temperatures hit 19C.

      According to the Met Office, some showers will occur but that will be rare.

      "Often fairly cloudy throughout the day, but bright or sunny spells are likely at times. An isolated shower or two is possible during the afternoon. Feeling warmer than on Monday. Maximum temperature 19C," said the Met Office.

    • henry moore

      In pictures: Brits pack beaches despite heavy rain

      The downpours have not stopped many Brits from enjoying the nation's beaches so far this week.

      Despite warnings from the Met Office of rain and thunder, parks and beaches saw waves of people take advantage of the brief spells of sunshine.

      Temperatures are set to rise today, with parts of the country seeing highs of 23C.

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    • henry moore

      Outbreaks of rain across much of the UK this morning

      The Met Office has highlighted the weather Brits can expect across the nation this morning.

      Much of the UK will be covered in cloud, while rain will also appear in some spots.

      Some areas, including London, will experience a sunny start as breaks in the cloud make the weather more suitable for this time of year.

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      London’s outlook for Tuesday

      The Met Office has taken a look at the weather Londoners can expect on Tuesday.

      It is set to be a warm day, with temperatures set to hit 23C.

      The Met Office statement reads: “Widely dry and bright through the morning, though mostly cloudy in the far south with some patchy rain. Warm sunny spells and a few well scattered showers during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 23C.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      Flood warnings for Brits as rain and thunder hits the nation

      The Jubilee sunshine is quickly fading, to be replaced by rain, thunder and even flooding, according to the Met Office.

      If you happen to be in an area with these extremes weathers, here are some things to expect.

      • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
      • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
      • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
      • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

      What is Storm Alex? Everything You need to know about the tropical storm set to hit the UK

      Torrential rain, thunderstorms and flooding are set to hit the UK this week, as the remnants of a tropical storm makes its way to our shores.

      Storm Alex became the first named Atlantic storm this week, as it hit Florida and Cuba.

      Currently, the storm is making its way to Bermuda after causing a number of deaths in Cuba.

      Reports have suggested that the leftovers of this far-away storm will hit the UK.

      While it will not be as extreme as it is across the Atlantic, Brits should still brace for some unpleasant weather.

      Brits brace for wind and rain

      The Met Office has revealed that this week will be one of wind, rain and possibly even thunderstorms.

      In a statement, the organisation said” “After a mostly dry and fine start to the week, some wet and windy weather is on the way.

      “A low-pressure system that was responsible for some of the unsettled weather over the weekend is now out in the North Sea, leaving behind some showers for eastern coastal areas on Monday and Tuesday.

      “Elsewhere, a mix of cloud and sunny spells is the main theme early in the week, with the only other showers likely to be appearing near the south coast early on Tuesday. “

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