UK weather: Thunderstorms to DISRUPT roads across Britain as temperatures near FREEZING

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A climate turnaround will see Britain hit by thunderstorms, torrential downpours and chilly temperatures this weekend. 

A cold Atlantic weather front, sweeping in from Storm Debby, is behind the sudden dip in temperatures and the anticipated widespread thunderstorms.

Becky Mitchell, a metereologist from the Met Workplace, warned drivers to watch out on the roads tomorrow afternoon resulting from “slow-moving thunderstorms”. 

Regardless of heatwave information on the continent final weekend, temperatures this weekend have fallen near freeezing with zero.3C being recorded in Northern Eire.

Mitchell instructed viewers: “On Sunday, there shall be a moist and cloudy begin to the day. There shall be heavy bursts of rain, and winds choosing up throughout a lot of England Wales.

“The winds will attract some heat and humid air from Europe. It would really feel a bit extra humid than latest days, within the low to the mid-20s in southern England. 

“However, this humidity may set off some slow-moving thunderstorms with heavy downpours, so take care if you’re going out onto the roads tomorrow.”

The washout has been blamed on Storm Debby, which fashioned east of Boston this week, and is making its method over the Atlantic.

Whereas Debby is anticipated to lose its power over the Atlantic Ocean, its sturdy winds have already sparked weather disruption within the UK. 

In keeping with the Met Workplace, this might see as much as 30mm of rain in an hour, alongside hailstones and winds as sturdy as 60mph.

If rainfall and excessive tides proceed, Britain may see a rising danger of journey disruption and harm to household properties.

The temperature drop additionally noticed 1.5C in Northumberland and three.5C in Devon.

Greg Dewhurst, a forecaster on the Met Workplace, stated: “Final evening was freakishly chilly in some elements of the UK.

 “In the mean time evidently the latest heatwave has come to an finish and temperatures will now be common for this time of yr.”

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