UK weather: 'Heavy, thundery' rain set to fall in just HOURS as Met Office predicts 'cool' conditions to dominate

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Britons are being warned to brace for a wet and windy weekend as heavy rain and thundery conditions are set to strike the UK

Met Office
Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler


Published: 12/06/2024

- 08:43

Eleven amber flood warnings have been issued across England

Britons are being warned to brace for a wet and windy weekend as heavy rain and thundery conditions are set to strike the UK.

Thundershowers are expected to hit from Thursday until Saturday across swathes of Britain.


An area of low pressure to the west of the UK will produce a front - bringing rainfall for most of the country.

The Environment Agency has issued 11 amber flood alerts across England.

Rain covering swathes of Britain

Thunder showers are expected to hit from Thursday until Saturday across swathes of Britain

Net Weather

Forecasters say heavy showers will strike today across east England and Scotland while dry conditions and sunny spells will be pleasant for many, mostly in the west.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Outbreaks of rain pushing northeastwards across the UK through Thursday, accompanied by brisk winds in the southwest.

"Driest areas will be in the east but rain arriving later.

"Sunny spells and heavy, thundery showers through Friday and Saturday. Staying rather cool and breezy."

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS:

Rain will be most intense in places such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Fort William on Thursday.

In the south, areas such as Manchester and Lincoln are also expected to experience heavy rainfall, as will Devon and Cornwall in the southwest.

London, however, is likely to be one of the few places that will stay dry on Thursday evening.

On Friday, the worst of the rain will be seen in the south and southeast.

More rain is expected after the weekend, with temperatures likely to be "slightly below normal for the time of year" next week.

An area of low pressure to the west of the UK will produce a front - bringing rainfall for most of the country

WXCHARTS

The Met Office said: "Into the start of this period, a continuation of a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers likely dominating across the majority of the UK.

"Some showers are expected to be heavy and could be accompanied by the odd rumble of thunder. Temperatures likely slightly below normal for the time of year.

"Breezy in some coastal areas, most likely across the southeast and northwest. Later in the week and through the following weekend, confidence in any dominant weather pattern is low.

"As such, fairly typical conditions for the UK are most probable, with a mixture of weather types."

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