Post-Heatwave Thunderstorm Set To Douse Britain With Rain And Hail
Everyone's gone on and on and on about this bloody heatwave, but like the way we all sang 'it's coming home' throughout the World Cup, despite having previously thought England would do well to get out of the group stages, deep down we've always known it was never going to last.
Well now the end is near, folks, which many of you will know if you were caught in a downpour today - so prep yourself for tomorrow because we're due a hail storm. It goes from one extreme to another, doesn't it?
The Met Office have extended the yellow weather warning for thunderstorms as scorching temperatures give way for torrential downpours.
Scattered thunderstorms hit parts of Britain today and tomorrow's rain could bring more than two inches in a few hours. Urgh, leave it out.
The Sun reports that the heaviest rain will fall in eastern and northern England, with drier weather further to the west. You lucky buggers.
Temperatures are expected to rise from 35C in Heathrow today to a potential 37C tomorrow. We don't want hail and thunderstorms but we don't want 37C either - can't we just agree to go in the middle?
But this could come with the threat of sudden downpours which could cause flash flooding and the Met Office warned of the possibility of damage to some buildings from flood water, lightning, hail or strong winds from 2pm.
Just in time for those early Friday bevs we had arranged - Bbrilliant. Thanks a lot, weather. And here we were thinking our friendship was a deep, lasting bond.
Even though storms are being warned, an amber 'heat health watch' warning remains in place for parts of England, with people being warned to try to stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm. Not confusing at all.
Paul Gundersen, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "If you're looking for somewhere to escape the heat, western and northern areas will have pleasantly warm mid 20s Celsius.
"Although across Northern Ireland and western Scotland this may be accompanied by occasionally cloudy skies."
Just cramming a little bit more sunbathing in before it pisses off...
However, the Met Office have issued the 'be aware' severe weather warning for the hours between 2pm and 11.45pm on Friday. Make your minds up, guys.
According to Chronicle Live, a month's worth of rain could fall within three hours leading to flooding.
A forecaster said: "There is the potential for thunderstorms to develop during Friday afternoon, lasting well into the evening and perhaps developing into a larger area of rain.
"Where the thunderstorms occur torrential downpours are possible with as much as 30 mm of rainfall in 1 hour and 60 mm in 3 hours. Large hail and strong, gusty winds will be additional hazards. However, many places will see much lower rainfall amounts."
Might as well sleep in the garden tonight, just to get the last bit of the good weather and all that jazz.
We'll get the barbecue on while we're at it. Halloumi slice, anyone?
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