Met Office UK Weather Forecast Warns Of Thunderstorms And A Danger To Life
Right everyone, it's time to put your shorts back in the drawer and swap your sunglasses for waterproof jackets and a small dingy as thunderstorms are set to batter the UK this week. The Met Office has predicted flooded homes, travel chaos and a danger to life.
A spokesperson from The Met Office said: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms may cause some travel disruption and flooding in places during Thursday afternoon and evening.
"There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life."
BBC meteorologist Nick Miller put a positive spin on it by saying: "Great news if you don't like heat like that - because we're not getting that any time soon." Cheers Nick.
If you've got any camping trips booked this week I hope you can swim.
Friday could get even worse as heavy thundery showers come into full force. There is a chance that your weekend might not be a complete write-off with a "hot air plume" supposedly arriving in time for Saturday which could bring highs of 28C.
Despite the doom and gloom of this week, the Weather Channel has some brighter news. They expect a series of heatwaves before the end of the summer.
The head of meteorological operations, Leon Brown said: "After unprecedented June heat across Europe, four more periods people would call heatwaves are forecast in the UK this summer.
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"Each period would see maximum temperatures reach at least 28C, 5C above London's 23C average summer maximum temperature."
Leon continued: "These spells are forecast to occur like waves every two weeks or so, with the next hot spell in mid-July, then in early August, late August and early September.
"Maximum temperatures this summer from late July into early August have a good chance of reaching the mid-30s, with 35C certainly possible, due to the influence of heat from Africa."
So, if you thought June was too hot when temperatures hit a sweltering 35C then get ready for round two.
Before you start stocking up on sun lotion, the Met Office were quick to point out that it's impossible to accurately predict more than five days into the future and that the 28C prediction for Saturday is unlikely.
Met Office's Becky Mitchell said: "We're going to see some higher temperatures this week, starting off in the low 20s, and it will turn warmer during the rest of the week.
"From Wednesday onwards we'll see highs of 25C and a similar picture on Thursday.
"At the moment it looks like temperatures will probably peak on Friday with highs of 26C, but at the weekend things might turn a little fresher, though it will likely stay in the low 20s."
So, there you have it. Prepare yourself for both a thunderstorm and a heatwave. Thanks UK.
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