UK weather forecast – Britain to be drenched by rain today before thunderstorms sweep in

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BRITAIN’S warm weather is due to come to soggy end today with plunging temperatures and downpours expected.

Thunderstorms could also batter the UK by Sunday, marking an abrupt change in the conditions.

Rain and plunging temperatures are forecast in the UK today
Rain and plunging temperatures are forecast in the UK today

Met Office forecasters warned England and Wales will be cooler today and rather cloudy with patchy rain.

Eastern England and Scotland will become cloudy and murky with persistent rain affecting eastern Scotland later in the evening.

Thunder and heavy rain are expected to strike parts of the UK over the weekend, as the weather becomes more unsettled.

Greg Dewhurst from the Met Office said: “The weekend will be more unsettled compared to what we have seen.

“This is because the low pressure will be in charge, replacing the high pressure which has caused the warmer sunshine.

LOW PRESSURE FROM EUROPE

“This low pressure is moving in from Europe, bringing with it showery conditions on Saturday.

“Parts of northern England will be cloudy, with bouts of showery, even heavy rain, while the southern areas and in Northern Ireland and Wales, there will be a mix of sun and showers.

“On Sunday the whole of the UK will see some sunshine and rain, with a risk of thunder.”

Temperatures will stay at the May average of 15C (59F) in most of England, while the south could see above average highs of 21C (69.8F).

This comes after a warm week of sunshine, which saw temperatures between the high teens and 20C (68F).

Meanwhile in southern and central England, Wales and Northern Ireland, a mixed bag of sunshine and showers on Saturday will be followed by possible thunder.

Greg Dewhurst from the Met Office said: “The weekend will be more unsettled compared to we have seen. This is because the low pressure will be in charge, replacing the high pressure which has caused the warmer sunshine.

“This low pressure is moving in from Europe, bringing with it showery conditions on Saturday.

“In northern England it will be cloudy, with bouts of showery, even heavy rain, while the southern areas and in Northern Ireland and Wales, there will be a mix of sun and showers.


“On Sunday the whole of the UK will see some sunshine and rain, with a risk of thunder.”

Temperatures will stay at the May average of 15C (59F) in most of England, while the south could have above average highs of 21C (69.8F).

This comes after a warm week of sunshine, with temperatures between the high teens and 20C (68F).


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