BRITS are set to face several days of grim weather this week – with thunder, heavy rain and gale-force winds expected to lash the UK.
Over the weekend a yellow thunderstorm warning – which brings with it alerts for power outages – put a dampener on Brits hoping to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
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: “The low-pressure on Wednesday will bring showers to most areas of the UK, but the heaviest, slow-moving downpours are expected in northern areas, including Northern Ireland, with a chance of associated thunder and lightning.
"Although rainfall amounts are still open to some uncertainty, there’s a chance some areas in the north could see in excess of 20mm of rain within a 3-hour period."
He added: “This will largely break up later in the day on Wednesday, leaving behind just a few showers by the late evening.”
Read our weather live blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…
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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.”
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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
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.
- Joseph Gamp
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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