UK weather alert as Met Office issues thunderstorm warning for most of England – .

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UK weather alert as Met Office issues thunderstorm warning for most of England – .


If you still have hopes of a heat wave in August, you might want to look away now.
A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms was issued on Saturday for most of England.

Forecasters warn torrential rains could lead to flooding and cause problems on roads.

The warning covers pretty much all of England except the south-east and parts of the far south-west.

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It starts at noon and continues until 10 p.m. – so if you’re planning a day out tomorrow, you might want to pack a balaclava.

But the good news is that many places will miss out on the worst and the temperatures will remain mild.

The Met Office forecast says, “Many places are missing the worst, but heavy showers and thunderstorms can disrupt transportation and possibly flooding.

“After the rain overnight and in the morning, stronger showers and thunderstorms are expected to occur in the late morning.

“These become widespread in the afternoon, with torrential downpours possible in a few places, bringing about 20mm of rain in less than an hour and 30-40mm in a few hours.

“Lightning and hail can be additional hazards in some places. “

What is the weather like in Greater Manchester?

It’s a mixed picture for the weekend here in Greater Manchester.

There could be some drizzle later Friday with conditions forecast to become windy.

The maximum temperatures will be 21 ° C.

Tonight it will be cloudy with rain, becoming heavier and more persistent throughout the evening and overnight. Minimum temperature 15 ° C.

Saturday

It’s a wet start for tomorrow with rainy conditions persisting all day.

The heaviest rains are expected throughout the afternoon, when the thunderstorm warning is also in place.

Maximum temperature 19 ° C.

Sunday to Tuesday

Drier weather is forecast through Sunday, with possible sunny spells between showers.

And the Met Office says the start of next week will be much quieter, with dry conditions and sunny spells, feeling hot under any sun.

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