BBC Weather: 'Intense storms' to rock continent as heat fades away – 'nasty thunderstorms'

Weather has warned of “intense storms to crash into some parts of Europe over the coming days, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The continent is also expecting heat to start to pick up once again after temperatures “ebbed away” this week. BBC Weather forecaster Helen Willetts, claimed the very south of the continent would continue to see heat, while a low-pressure weather system moves into the northeast of Europe.

She said: “After the intense storms that we have seen midweek, the heat has eased somewhat across the Balkans.

“But the risk of storms remains towards the Black Sea resorts and we have got more potentially to come as well.

“The heat has ebbed away but it will start to build again. What we are finding is more Autumnal-style low-pressures running into the northwest of Europe, yet more wet, windy and cool weather here - so that heat is just limited to the far south.

“But, nevertheless there could be some intense storms with some hail and strong and gusty winds tied into those weather systems.”

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The BBC Weather forecaster continued: “You can see there will be some showers around across parts of the Black Sea resorts, Turkey, Cyprus, during the day on Friday.

“Still that risk of wildfires continues where you have the heat, for example across Greece.

“That heat rebuilding across parts of Iberia. Then we run into that wet spell, and increasingly windy spell, with some gales, particularly across the northwest, particularly the UK, but then that runs into much of Scandinavia, the Baltic states, as well.

“So we are going to see some very strong winds once again here as it runs south and comes into some of that heat, yes it could trigger some really nasty thunderstorms, the potential is for more parts of northern France and perhaps the southern half of the UK.”

“But even inland you will notice the gusty winds when they get going. Temperatures even in the sunshine 19C in Edinburgh, 19C in Cardiff."

It comes as some long-range forecasters suggest the UK could bask in scorching hot weather towards the end of the month as a typhoon currently sitting over Asia may push a high-pressure system towards the UK in roughly 10 days.

The Met Office’s long-range forecast also suggests settled conditions could return to the UK towards the end of the month and at the start of September.

Despite conditions potentially picking up towards the end of the month, leading bookmakers have slashed odds on August going down as the wettest on record.

Coral's Harry Aitkenhead said: “We've already had significantly over the average for the month in terms of rainfall and with the continued forecast we are almost certainly now headed for the wettest August ever.”

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