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.
The weather models are starting to firm up on the first proper blast of Freezing arctic air for some time with the whole country set to see temperatures tumble with heavy snow a real possibility.
The cold air is set to become established across the UK on New years days as a cold front bringing a wintry mix heads south leaving the entire country in frigid air by the end of the day.
This will then see us stuck in bitterly cold air for a fair number of days. Initially the flow of arctic air looks to be cut short after just a day or two before a second bout brings temperatures down once again with an increased risk of heavy snowfall as areas of low pressure try to make in roads.
It still to far off for any detail of exactly who may or may not see snow so we will have an update later in the week.
So from what was an incredibly mild Christmas to a very cold new year. Don’t you just love the British weather.