The UK Met Office have issued a ‘Yellow Warning’ as a spell of severe weather is expected throughout Monday.
Current projections show as much as 100mm of rain falling coupled with wind speeds that could reach 60MPH!
The risk of flooding is very high with a storm surge likely along the East coast.
The Met Office warning reads as follows…
‘Heavy rain is likely to affect southeastern parts of England through Monday, peaking during the morning period. Accumulations of 25-35 mm seem likely widely, with 60-80 mm possible in places, this perhaps most likely for parts of Norfolk and the North Downs; the westward extent of these higher totals remains less certain. Strong winds are also likely with gusts of 40-45 mph likely inland, particularly during Monday morning, and possible gusts to 50-55 mph along exposed coasts and over hills. Coming from an unusual (northerly) direction may increase the likelihood of wind-related impacts. Note that these winds will also lead to large waves, and spray and overtopping around some coasts. It may also be cold enough for a little sleet or wet snow on high ground but this is unlikely to settle.’
As the heat dissipates the thunderstorms take over…
After a few days of hot weather (At least for April) Thunderstorms are now due to hit many parts this evening.
Currently those storms are situated over the channel but given the current predictions the London area is at severe risk of regular lightning strikes later this evening.
As the evening draws on areas further north can expect frequent lightning, This area of storms is expected to head Northwards from the South West then vear North East as it passes the Leeds area.
Storms are expected to be localised so not everywhere will see them, However bare it in mind if your out and about this evening.
As for the next two weeks…
Well its typical British weather. Unfortunately.
Enjoying the hot spell?
As often is the case for the UK the heat and humidity looks set to be the perfect recipe for some big Thunderstorms with the potential for flash flooding on Saturday!
These storms will be isolated but the potential is there for many areas to catch one.
As the high begins to retreat eastwards pressure will fall and allow Atlantic fronts to move in from the west. This combination of warm sunshine and increasing humidity already in place will result in heavy showers or thunderstorms to break out across England, Wales, N. Ireland and southern Scotland.
The areas most likely to see the worst of the thunderstorms will be South West England & into the Midlands.
As we move into next week a more typical weather pattern takes over with an Atlantic low pressure close to the North, So it is looking cooler, cloudier and breezier with some rain at times or showers.
We mentioned at the end of the last month how the models (Weather ones) Were repeatedly hinting at a warm/hot spell for the middle of April.
As you can read here, And the good news is…
The UK is now on the brink of the first Hot spell of the year.
By Hot we mean maximum temperatures ranging from 23c for Scotland to 28c for the South East, Only a touch below the all time record for April of 29.4c.
Currently this spell looks set to last around 4-5 days with nice warm weather setting in Tuesday lasting up until Saturday.
The current forecast suggests the peak will be on Friday, So Perhaps its time to get in your request for a half day?