UK storm forecast: Heavy rain, thunder and lightning to hit Britain – new maps | Weather | New


The nation has been warned of wet weather, with stronger gales and even near-freezing temperatures this week. Even the Scottish Highlands are suspected of snowing. But new maps suggest an intense episode of precipitation, with potential thunderstorms trailing behind this latest weather front. This Friday, September 30 will be a day when heavy rains and even strong gales will sweep the country.

The Met Office says: ‘Cold and showery on Thursday before heavy rain and strong winds spread south-east to all areas on Friday.’

The helicity weather map from WX Charts shows a dominant weather system coming from the west in the early morning, covering parts of the southwest and northwest as it pushes east.

UK Meteorological Service lead meteorologist Jim Dale told “It’s the front that brings heavy rain. Yes there is a risk of thunderstorms on the back edge, but speculative too far.”

He said this map shows the rain intensity over the 24-hour period.

Mr Dale added that this type of weather front was typical of autumn and continued: “It’s a typical Atlantic A front in early autumn, windy too.

“Very inclement but we have not issued any warnings yet.”

The Met Office also does not have an active warning for any part of the country on Friday, with the north and west ready to face the brunt of the dismal weather system.

Although the main forecaster remains tight-lipped on the impacts of Friday’s weather, it gives an indication of how things will change as the first days of October arrive.

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But as the mercury continues to rebound, the Met Office said there was a chance drier conditions could bring “above average” temperatures to the south.

He added: “We could then see a shift to more stable weather later in the period with drier conditions becoming more widespread, particularly in the south.

“Temperatures will likely be near average throughout the period or perhaps slightly above average by the end of the period.”


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