UK weather forecast: Thunderstorm warning as first of four Atlantic storms hits UK

Today the Met Office has yellow weather warnings in effect for thunderstorms spanning from Scotland to the North and West of England. This is the first of four weather systems which will batter the UK with rain, winds and the potential for flooding. The second low-pressure system will hit from Friday to Sunday, with more heavy rain battering the UK.

The third and fourth low-pressure systems are forecast for the next week according to The Weather Outlook - with dangerous 50mph gusts predicted.

Across the UK today, the yellow weather warnings are in place for thunderstorms from 12pm until 10pm.

The Met Office warns that: "Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop across Scotland and northern England during Sunday afternoon into the evening. 

“The nature of showers means that the exact location of where impacts occur is uncertain. 

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“However, showers may become slow-moving over some locations and could receive 30 to 40 mm of rainfall in one or two hours.”

The warnings are in force for Central, Tayside and Fife, East Midlands, Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, North East England, North West England, South West Scotland and Lothian Borders, Strathclyde, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber. 

Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson said: “There's potential for high rainfall totals as low pressure dominates the next week across the country. 

“We're closely monitoring further warnings.

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“The first low pressure brings heavy showers until Wednesday, heaviest in the North and West but with gusty winds in the South, and the next low pressure from Friday brings showers for the weekend.

“Unsettled conditions will probably persist until mid-month. 

“After August 17 has signs high pressure could build, bringing drier and more settled conditions in the South, with a chance of warmer interludes."

However, despite the bad weather to come, the hot weather has not yet disappeared.

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The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: "It's an early taste of autumn with four Atlantic low-pressure systems spoiling the next fortnight of school holidays. Floods and 50mph gusts are expected.

“But summer isn't over. Heat is forecast to return from mid-August, with 31C in the South as continental warmth returns.”

Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending also said warmer weather would return, after a spate of wet and windy conditions.

Mr Hammond said: “It's not good for holidays, with an increasingly wet and windy autumnal spell ahead, with flooding possible.

“But summer fights back after August 18, with a drier and warmer end to August.”

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