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UK weather: Experts warn thunder, rain, floods and even chance of HAIL


It must be June! Weather experts warn thunder, rain, floods and even chance of HAIL are on the way despite temperature poised to hit 82F tomorrow

  • Met Office issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Thursday stretching from Sheffield down to Bath  
  • Although Thursday will be a washout for those in the south of the country, temperatures will rise in the north 
  • Thursday is also set to see more rail strikes, with the poor weather likely to add to the overall travel chaos  

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Those hoping to soak up a bit of June sun might be in for a washout as weather experts have warned of thunder, torrential downpours and floods on Thursday.  

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Thursday, stretching from Sheffield in the North, across the South East and down to Bath in the South West.

Although it seems Thursday and Friday might be a washout for those in the south of the country, the mercury is set to rise to a whopping 84F (29C) in the north of England later today. 

Thursday is also set to see more rail strikes, with the poor weather likely to add to travel woes.

Beachgoers cool off by having fun in the North Sea at Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside this morning as the glorious sunshine and hot weather continues

Dazzling sunshine hits the water just off the coast of Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside before thunderstorms are set to hit later today

Dazzling sunshine hits the water just off the coast of Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside before thunderstorms are set to hit later today 

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: ‘The only thing that we have to be aware of is there is, an albeit small but not tiny, risk of some intense thundery downpours, particularly tomorrow. Chances of Glastonbury itself actually getting hit by one is very small.

‘So hopefully they stay fine. The warning talks of the risk of 40 to 60 millimetres of rain falling in just a few hours, large hail, frequent lightning, that kind of thing.

‘So it could be quite damaging. But the risk is very small of it actually hitting the Glastonbury site.’

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Thursday, stretching from Sheffield in the North, across the South East and down to Bath in the South West

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Thursday, stretching from Sheffield in the North, across the South East and down to Bath in the South West

 

Although it seems Thursday and Friday might be a washout for those in the south of the country, the mercury is set to rise to a whopping 84F (29C) in the north of England later today

Although it seems Thursday and Friday might be a washout for those in the south of the country, the mercury is set to rise to a whopping 84F (29C) in the north of England later today

Thursday will also see hot temperatures, he said, with highs of 84F (29C) in the north of England, before dropping over the weekend. Pictured: A family has fun on the beach in Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside

Thursday will also see hot temperatures, he said, with highs of 84F (29C) in the north of England, before dropping over the weekend. Pictured: A family has fun on the beach in Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside

Scotland and Northern Ireland will see dry weather, with the best of the weather towards eastern Scotland. Two swimmers walk out of the bracing sea off the coast of North Tyneside this morning

Scotland and Northern Ireland will see dry weather, with the best of the weather towards eastern Scotland. Two swimmers walk out of the bracing sea off the coast of North Tyneside this morning 

A man and a young boy cool off on a paddleboard in the North Sea at Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside this morning

A man and a young boy cool off on a paddleboard in the North Sea at Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside this morning 

Thursday will also see hot temperatures, he said, with highs of 84F (29C) in the north of England, before dropping over the weekend.

Scotland and Northern Ireland will see dry weather, with the best of the weather towards eastern Scotland.

‘Temperatures as we go into the weekend, a little bit lower, still so probably like 19C-20C, that kind of thing on both Saturday and Sunday’, Mr Burkill said.

‘So a bit fresher, a bit more comfortable than what we’ve got at the moment.’



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