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UK Set For Week Of Downpour And Thunder As Experts Issue Weather Warning

UK Set For Week Of Downpour And Thunder As Experts Issue Weather Warning

Grab your umbrellas, because the UK is set to be hit with thunder and downpour starting from tomorrow.

While today will start off "grey and damp," the country will go on to enjoy a brief spell of sunshine this afternoon.

However, the sun will be short-lived, as for rest of the week much of the UK will be plagued with rain, thunder and lightening.

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The Environmental Agency has put nine flood warnings and 56 alerts in place today, although as the weather dries out today some of these should subside.

Flood warnings are in place across the UK Credit: Environmental Agency
Flood warnings are in place across the UK Credit: Environmental Agency

These warnings spread across the south-west to the north-east of England and Scotland.

Carol Kirkwood said on BBC Weather that the thunder and rain was a result of fresh weather fronts arriving from the Atlantic.

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She said: "Through the evening and overnight we'll have some clear skies so the temperatures will plummet quite quickly and for some of us in Scotland and possibly in some parts of England we could see some air frost.

"Out towards the west theres cloud coming in ahead of low pressure and also the showers will be there.

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Rain should be expected too. Credit: PA
Rain should be expected too. Credit: PA

"So [Thursday] morning a chilly start but a dry one, especially the further east that you travel.

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"There will be quite a bit of sunshine but with the low pressure coming in and weather fronts rotating around it, we'll start to see those showers become a bit more widespread.

"Some of them could be heavy and thundery with some hail and with blustery winds, some of them will also be driven towards the east."

Forecaster Nicola Maxey added that this weather should continue until next Monday.

Thunder fever could be on its way. Credit: PA
Thunder fever could be on its way. Credit: PA
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"We have an unsettled week with quite a lot of rain," she told The Sun.

Before explaining: "When you get into winter, you tend to see long spells of rainfall and it comes across the whole month and it's more evenly spread, but we're in that transition period."

The Met Office predict that Friday to Sunday will be breezy and unsettled with "persistent" rain in the north and east, however, showers will remain "heavy" and "frequent".

Time to invest in a proper raincoat.

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Topics: Met Office, Weather

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]