A Met Office forecaster has warned of a “dramatic end to the week” as severe storms and thunderstorms sweep across the country and possible flooding, travel disruption and power outages
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Thunderstorms and torrential rain set to hit Britain during a ‘disappointing’ week for Brits.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain in eastern parts of England, which expired at 4am Monday, urging people to expect possible flooding, travel disruption and power outages.
Torrential rain, strong storms and thunderstorms could sweep across the country later in the week as a result of a “strong” low-pressure system.
There was a flood alert in Tamworth, north east of Birmingham, on Sunday evening.
It comes after weather disrupted the end of the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations, although the events were able to take place in relatively dry conditions.
Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: “Over the next few days the weather will be inconsistent, changeable and perhaps mostly unremarkable, somewhat disappointing for the second week of June.
“Shocks should hit parts of England to start the week, worst on Wednesday before the week ends more dramatically as severe storms gather.”
He said a “heavy band of rain” will hit parts of southern England on Monday and push north throughout the day, while Northern Ireland and Scotland remain largely dry.
A wishy-washy pattern is emerging as of Tuesday, with a mix of sunshine and occasional heavy showers.
The Met Office said an area of low pressure will prevail in the UK throughout the week.
Mr Keates added: “From the middle of the week a new low pressure front will move in from the south west bringing a mix of rain and thunderstorms across Northern Ireland and northern England.
“Wednesday will be the wettest day of the week but areas in Scotland and parts of southern England should remain dry.
“But Scotland’s week of lovely weather will start to fizzle out as the powerful low pressure front moves north from Thursday and severe storms are expected in western areas.”
He said the area of low pressure will deal a “mild blow” to parts of the UK by the end of the week.
UK 5-Day Forecast:
Much of England and Wales, far from the south and north, begins overcast with rain and drizzle, becoming rainier with some light intervals developing.
Otherwise dry with intermittent sunshine. Clouds and rain far into the southwest later.
Some rain near the south coast of England and later possibly the North Sea coast, otherwise dry with some patches of fog and mist forming in central and southern areas.
Rain in the extreme south-east and near the North Sea coast is lifting, then changing clouds, sunny spells and isolated showers.
Rain and freshening south-westerly winds later.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Occasionally variable with rain or showers, heavy in places.
Best dry, sunny weather in the South East. temperatures around the average. It will be windy in the north.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-forecast-thunderstorms-heavy-27154508 UK Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms and torrential rain to ravage the UK for a FULL week