Temperatures will no longer be in the 30s as we move into next week, marking the end of a record heatwave
Soos die hittegolf is coming to an end, brits should expect heavy rain and thunderstorms across parts of South England and South Wales between Friday and Sunday, preceded by heavy winds on Friday, the Met Office has said.
Some torrential rain has been forecast across the south of England and the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in those areas from 8 pm Friday night until 10 pm on Saturday.
The Met Office warned of potential flooding, poor travel conditions, lightning and hail.
Staycationers heading on camping trips on the south coast may be impacted by the thundery weather, where about 40,000 people are heading to Latitude festival in Suffolk, East Anglia, which is operating under a government event safety trial.
Met Office Deputy chief operational meteorologist David Oliver said: “This yellow rain warning comes as temperatures are set to dip for many areas over the weekend.
“A spell of rain, heavy in places perhaps with some thunder, moves in from the South West late on Friday and into Saturday.”
The Met Office also said that flooding is possible in places over the weekend in central and southern England.
It said that there is the potential for up to 80-100mm to build up in some locations over the course of the day.
Egter, it will remain sunny and very warm across the northwest on Saturday, despite the heat alert ending today, with temperatures reaching highs of 26C.
Noord-Ierland, where an amber heat warning is in place until midnight on Friday, will also remain hot and sunny, with Belfast expected to reach 26C.
North Sea coastal areas will experience cooler and greyer weather on Saturday where low cloud is expected to spread.
Northern Ireland has reached record high temperatures three times this week, with a high of 31.4C recorded in Armagh on Thursday.
By Sunday, showers will continue across the south of England, potentially creeping up to the midlands and occasionally in the north.
Met Office Principal Operational Meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “The warnings in place over the weekend show a marked shift in the weather pattern for many southern areas as low pressure moves in, with potential impacts for business and the public.
“This more unsettled weather brings a risk of torrential downpours and flooding in some places. Egter, areas further north will cling onto see some fine weather through the weekend, although not quite as hot as recently.”
Temperatures will no longer be in the 30s as we move into next week, marking the end of a record heatwave in the country.