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UK weather forecast LIVE – Heavy rain to RUIN Queen’s Jubilee street parties as Met Office issues SEVERE thunder warning

BRITS celebrating the Platinum Jubilee could see street parties turn into a WASHOUT today as a severe thunder warning is put in place.

A yellow weather warning for thunder – which brings with it alerts for power outages – could put a dampener on Brits hoping to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

And while many parts within the warning area are unlikely to see a thunderstorm, the Met Office said but it was not possible to accurately predict where they would hit.

A Met Office warning reads: “Thunderstorms and areas of rain are expected to develop over parts of England and Wales during the early hours of Sunday.

Torrential downpours are likely in a few places with parts of the Midlands, East Anglia and southeast England most at risk. Some places could see 15-20 mm in an hour, and perhaps up to 50 mm before storms fade, and hail may affect a few spots.

“These thunderstorms will slowly spread into southern parts of northern England on Sunday morning before easing.

Further south, drier conditions briefly develop on Sunday morning before further showers and thunderstorms develop over some parts of southern England, Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia later.

“These may give some heavy downpours with a further 10-20 mm possible in some places.”

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

  • In pictures: Brits pack beaches in glorious bank holiday sunshine

    As the long weekend continued, so did the sunshine and like always, Brits flocked to beaches, parks and sunny places.

    Pictured here, Bournemouth beach is packed with holidaymakers wishing to enjoy the weather.

    Unfortunately, the sunshine did not last, the Met Office reports that much of the UK is set to be hit with rain, thunder and even floods.

    Pic: MaxWillcock/BNPS
    Pic: MaxWillcock/BNPS
  • 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
  • Longterm forecast for June

    The Met Office has revealed what kind of weather we can expect later this month.

    “Thursday will probably be cloudy with some outbreaks of rain and a stronger breeze in the west whilst the east and southeast is more likely to be drier with some sunshine.

    “Into Friday and the weekend, it should remain generally drier and more settled with lighter winds for the east and southeast, though some showers are still possible at times.

    “For the west and northwest, however, it may be unsettled with spells of rain and strengthening winds for some. This northwest-southeast split is likely to continue into the following week, with the best chance of any drier and brighter spells in southeast England. Temperatures most likely to be near or just above normal, perhaps slightly warmer for a time in the southeast.

  • Pollen levels continue to rise across the UK

    Brits have been warned of rising pollen levels in much of the UK this week.

    This comes as we leave tree pollen season and enter wild flower pollen season.

    Pollen will be especially high in London and Exeter.

  • South of England soaked this morning as rain hits the UK

    Much of the south has been covered in a blanket of rain so far this morning, a stark change from yesterday’s sunshine.

    This rain is set to continue in much of the country throughout the day, moving north as we approach the afternoon.

    Temperatures in London will hit 17C.

  • Remarkable Jubilee photo taken as Brits experience glorious bank holiday sunshine

    A seemingly impossible photo was taken yesterday as the nation came together to celebrate Her Majesty’s platinum Jubilee.

    A cloud can be seen in the orange glow of the morning, forming the shape of Great Britain.

    Pictured over Clifton Bridge in Bristol, the remarkable sight is truly something to behold.

    Credit: Robert Browne
    Credit: Robert Browne
  • Mixed weather today as temperatures hit 17C

    The UK is experiencing a variety of conditions today, as showers hit the nation.

    In a new graphic released by the Met Office, rain can be seen making its way across the country throughout the day and into the evening.

    Cloud will be ever-present today, as the glorious Jubilee sunshine recedes.

  • RNLI advice on staying safe during trips to the coast

    Gabbi Batchelor, Water Safety Education Manager at the RNLI said: “We are expecting the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend and the half-term holidays to be incredibly busy at the coast.

    “We want everyone to enjoy their trip, but we also want to make sure people stay safe and know what to do in an emergency.

    “If you get into trouble in the water, Float to Live: lean back, using your arms and legs to stay afloat.

    “Control your breathing, then call for help or swim to safety. In a coastal emergency, call 999 or 112 for the Coastguard.”

  • Today’s forecast for London

    Cloudy with heavy and occasionally thundery rain in the north slowly clearing northwards.

    Drier for a time from later morning but with isolated showers possible.

    Further heavy showers developing later. Maximum temperature 19 °C.

  • Street parties face washout with heavy rain on Sunday

    STREET parties celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee look set for a washout this weekend as heavy rain sweeps the country.

    Forecasters fear a rogue low pressure system will put a dampener on the historical weekend – but assured Brits there will still be sunshine.

    And as Londoners honour the Queen’s seven-decade reign on Sunday with the Platinum Jubilee pageant, the Met predicts downpours will hit southern parts of the country.

    Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Helen Caughey said: “The latest outlook suggests that this plume of warm air could bring a spell of showers to southern areas overnight on Friday and into early Saturday, with some showers hanging around for a time on Saturday.

    “Further showers are likely for southern areas on Sunday, perhaps the odd heavy one, most likely at this stage for the far southeast.”

  • UV and Pollen warnings

    Brits have been issued warnings for pollen and UV levels this week.

    Those in London and Exeter will face high levels of pollen today.

    There will also be high UV levels in Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Exeter on Thursday and Friday.

  • What to expect from today’s thunderstorm warning

    What 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
  • Sunday forecast for London

    Cloudy with heavy and occasionally thundery rain in the north slowly clearing northwards.

    Drier for a time from later morning but with isolated showers possible.

    Further heavy showers developing later. Maximum temperature 19 °C.

  • Brits don red, white & blue as they bask in 22C heat

    THE sun shined as Brits donned red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    Temperatures hit 22C for the momentous occasion thanks to a plume of tropical air sweeping in from the continent.

    And Jubilee street parties up and down the country didn’t fall foul to a washout as feared after this week’s miserable downpours.

    The weather was warmest in the south east of England, where highs of 22C were recorded in London.

  • Weather outlook for Monday to Wednesday

    Scotland and Northern Ireland mainly fine and often sunny.

    Changeable elsewhere, some drier spells, but also spells of rain or showers, heavy at times.

  • RNLI advice on staying safe during trips to the coast

    Gabbi Batchelor, Water Safety Education Manager at the RNLI said: “We are expecting the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend and the half-term holidays to be incredibly busy at the coast.

    “We want everyone to enjoy their trip, but we also want to make sure people stay safe and know what to do in an emergency.

    “If you get into trouble in the water, Float to Live: lean back, using your arms and legs to stay afloat.

    “Control your breathing, then call for help or swim to safety. In a coastal emergency, call 999 or 112 for the Coastguard.”

  • RAC travel advice for drivers this weekend

    As the Jubilee weekend continues the roads remain busy, RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: “The fact the bank holidays coincide with the end of half-term in many places has the potential to put some extra pressure on the road network, so planning a journey carefully is important to beat the worst of any queues.  

    “The best way for drivers to avoid breaking down this week is to check over their vehicles before setting out – yet our research shows less than a fifth do this routinely.

    “Making sure oil, coolant and screenwash are all at the right levels takes just minutes, as does ensuring tyres are free of damage and are inflated properly.

    “A bit of TLC now could make the difference between a straightforward trip and one beset by a breakdown.”  

  • Met Office expert on Sunday’s warning for thunder

    Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: “In contrast to last night and this morning, more places within the warning area on Sunday are likely to see heavy rain and thunderstorms. Where thunderstorms do occur impacts from heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes are possible.

    “A few places could see 15 – 20 mm of rain within an hour, with a small chance of 50 mm in an hour, most likely over parts of the Midlands, southeast England and East Anglia whilst the risk of thunderstorms over the northern part of the warning is smaller.

    Then, during Sunday afternoon new showers, some heavy and thundery, are likely over the southern or so third of the UK. North of the warning area in Northern England and Scotland conditions will be much more settled.

    If you’re planning outside events for Sunday, please keep a regular eye on the forecast for your area for any updates.”

  • Major thunderstorms warning issued for Sunday

    The yellow thunderstorm warning covers much of England and Wales and runs from midnight on Sunday through to 18:00 Sunday afternoon.  

    Areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms break out over parts of England and Wales during the early hours of Sunday, moving into the UK from the near-continent.

    The resulting areas of rain and thunderstorms are expected to be more extensive than those of Friday night and early Saturday and, thus, affect more places.

  • Hailstorms this Sunday could jeopardise Jubilee plans

    Jubilee celebrations could be threatened by thunderstorms.

    Express.co.uk reports that lightning storms and hailstorms could trigger power cuts.

    Many plans for Jubilee events could be thrown into chaos.

  • Thunderstorms set to miss Jubilee celebrations

    A second round of thunderstorms is expected to miss concert-goers at the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday night.

    After a forecast of thunder and downpours through Saturday morning, southern England is expected to see some “respite” before a return to “severe” weather, according to the Met Office.

    The agency is likely to issue a weather warning for heavy rain, hail, and lightning across southern and central England and Wales, but will review the situation on Saturday morning.

    However, forecasters are predicting the second bout of storms will arrive after the Jubilee event outside Buckingham Palace, where 22,000 people are expected to attend to see performances from the likes of Craig David, Alicia Keys, and Sir Rod Stewart.

  • Parts of Scotland soak up 22.4C heat today

    The Met Office says Scotland saw some of the highesty temperatures in the UK today.

    It tweeted: “For the second day in a row, Scotland has a new highest temperature of the year

    “Achnagart, your crown has passed to Drumnadrochit!

    “Will anywhere beat it tomorrow?”

  • In pictures: Brits soak up the sun on first day of Jubilee Weekend

    The Queen’s Jubilee weekend has seen Brits come together across the UK to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

    The image below shows people enjoying a family fun day to celebrate the Jubilee in the walled gardens of Upton Country House in Poole, Dorset.

    Scenes such as these dotted the UK with fine and dry conditions for most – but the Met Office has warned some areas could see showers on Saturday.

    Credit: BNPS
  • Drivers warned to look out for spray and flooding

    Anyone heading out on the roads has been warned to be on the lookout for spray and flooding which could make driving hazardous.

    The conditions could also see road closures as well as cancellations on public transport.

    “The fact the bank holiday coincide with the end of half-term in many places has the potential to put some extra pressure on the road network, so planning a journey carefully is important to beat the worst of any queues,” Rod Dennis, the RAC traffic spokesman said.

  • Check details for weather in your local area

    A Met Office spokesperson urged people to check their local forecast for specific details about their area.

    It suggested people have back-up plans for any proposed parties in case events have to be called off due to the weather.

    Andy Page, the Met Office chief meteorologist said: “Many places within the warning area are unlikely to see a thunderstorm at all, but those places that do see one could well see impacts from heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes.

    “A few places could see up to 20 – 30mm of rain within an hour, with a small chance of 50mm in two to three hours, most likely near the south coast.  The risk of thunderstorms eases as we go through Saturday morning.

    “However, as this band of warm air continues to push further north across the UK there is a risk of more thunderstorms and heavy downpours on Sunday.

    “We will be monitoring this risk and may need to issue another warning when the potential for impacts becomes clearer. Please keep an eye on the forecast for your area regularly for any updates.”

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