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Weather forecast UK LIVE: Met Office extends ‘danger to life’ warning as Brits to be SOAKED by thunder, rain & floods

BRITS have been warned of ‘danger to life’ as thunderstorms are set to sweep the nation.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for today as thunder and lightning will batter much of the UK, according to forecasts.

According to reports, these storms could lead to further travel chaos, as trains and busses are halted. Even festival goers attending Glastonbury could be affected.

In a statement on its website, the Met Office said: “There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

“There is a small chance of fast-flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.”

They went on to say: “These torrential downpours may be accompanied by frequent lightning, whilst gusty winds and hail may also affect a few places.

“The exact location of the thunderstorms will be hard to pinpoint, so the warning area will be kept under review and updated if necessary.”

Despite these warnings, Brits are set to bask in glorious temperatures tomorrow, as the mercury hits 28C in some spots.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…

  • Dirty! Brits leave rubbish strewn everywhere after heatwave

    Shocking photos revealed how grubby Brits left their rubbish across the Dorset coastline after the heatwave.

    More than 35,000 Brits descended on Bournemouth beach on the hottest day of the year last Fridat.

    Disappointingly, so many people left their rubbish and litter behind.

    Locals are rightfully upset, and have spoken out and called for beachgoers to be “responsible for their actions”.

  • Expert warns some areas of UK could be ‘cut off’ by floods

    The Met Office has warned there’s a “small chance” some places in the country will be “cut off” by floods.

    Netweather forecaster Jo Farrow said the tempest could be severe.

    “It has the ingredients for torrential downpours, thunderstorms – home-grown and imported in the plume – sudden gusty winds and hail, with flash flooding from the heavy rain as it has been dry recently,” she said.

  • Thunderstorms moving north this afternoon, says Met Office

    The Met Office tweeted: “Thunderstorms will move north this afternoon but not everyone will see them.

    “Warm sunshine in between, feeling hot in places too.

    “Cloudiest skies found across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.”

  • Wettest day of the year 3/1 to come this week

    THE wettest day of 2022 could come before the week is out, according to Ladbrokes.

    The bookies now make it just a 3/1 shot that this week plays host to the wettest day of the year, with thunderstorms ready to batter all four corners of the UK.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “We’re bracing ourselves for what could well be a record-breaking few days of rain.”

  • Glastonbury goers should take ‘sunhats and raincoats’ to the festival

    Met Office Chief Forecaster Neil Armstrong said: “Our advice that you should plan for both sunhats and raincoats for this year’s festival remains.”

    “There will be plenty of sunshine today across the South West, although there could be more cloud later in the day, and temperatures will reach 26C or 27C.

    “The warm and sunny conditions continue on Thursday, but there will be an increasing risk of thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening which bring a risk of some torrential downpours. The exact location of these is still uncertain, but people can so stay up to date with the latest forecast information and warnings through our website or app.”

  • What to expect from today’s thunderstorm warning

    • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
    • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
    • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
    • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
    • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
    • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
  • Chance of rain decreases for south east on Friday

    Most of the UK is likely to be lashed with rain on Thursday and Friday this week.

    However it looks like rain could be subsiding for Friday in the south east.

    The likelihood of rain has reduced to 20 per cent, so it looks as though it could just be a mild, humid day for most ahead of the weekend.

  • Britain in for an ‘anticyclone’ sending temperatures soaring

    It is thought by forecasters that another heatwave is on it’s way for Brits in the coming days.

    The Express has said Brits are in for an “anticyclone” and that the warm air will bring a “bake off”.

    British Weather Services meteorologist Jim Dale told the publication: “A ridge of high pressure is currently reaching across the Atlantic from the Azores and affecting the UK’s weather.”

    He said Thursday could see temperatures hitting 29C.

  • In pictures: Glastonbury punters enjoy warming sunset

    The below image shows Glastonbury Festival goers enjoying sunset at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

    After a scorching day on Wednesday, punters have been warned to get their wellies at the ready – with the forecasts predicting a mud bath by the end of the day.

    The Met Office said of the festival weather: “There is a risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms in the Glastonbury area on both Friday and Saturday, although these should be quick moving.”

    A general view of people at sunset during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
    A general view of people at sunset during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in SomersetCredit: PA
  • Glastonbury forecast: Weather becoming ‘more unsettled’

    The Met Office’s deputy chief forecaster Daniel Rudman said: “From Friday onwards, the weather will become more unsettled.

    “There is a risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms in the Glastonbury area on both Friday and Saturday, although these should be quick moving.

    “Some surface water might accumulate at times from the heaviest showers.

    “Temperatures will start to dip as we go through the end of the week, returning to near normal for the time of year, with highs likely around 18-20C.”

  • Glastonbury festivalgoers could see mudbath today

    Festivalgoers partied in scorching 28C sunshine as the event kicked off for the first time since 2019.

    However, despite yesterday’s stunning weather, Thursday could end in a mud bath.

    There’s even a flood warning in place that could spark misery for tens of thousands of campers amid fears more than two inches of rain could fall in just a few hours.

    The storm warning covers a huge swathe of the country between the Midlands and the south coast.

  • Thursday morning cloud and rain

    The Met Office said: “Thursday morning starts cloudy in the far northwest with some patchy rain, but there’ll be sunny skies elsewhere.

    “Heavy showers and thunderstorms will affect parts of the south late morning onwards.

    “Stay #WeatherAware.”

  • Holey Moley! Group of lads enjoyed yesterday’s gorgeous weather

    Brits hit the beach yesterday, and had been making themselves useful.

    A group of lads were snapped standing by a huge hole they dug at the beach.

    They certainly looked proud of themselves as they got to work in the sand and on their tans.

    The cheeky chappies visited the beach at Chichester in West Sussex as temperatures hit 24C.

    Credit: BNPS
  • Chance of rain decreases for south east on Friday

    Most of the UK is likely to be lashed with rain on Thursday and Friday this week.

    However it looks like rain could be subsiding for Friday in the south east.

    The likelihood of rain has reduced to 20 per cent, so it looks as though it could just be a mild, humid day for most ahead of the weekend.

  • Dirty! Brits leave rubbish strewn everywhere after heatwave

    Shocking photos revealed how grubby Brits left their rubbish across the Dorset coastline after the heatwave.

    More than 35,000 Brits descended on Bournemouth beach on the hottest day of the year last Fridat.

    Disappointingly, so many people left their rubbish and litter behind.

    Locals are rightfully upset, and have spoken out and called for beachgoers to be “responsible for their actions”.

    Credit: BNPS
  • Summer Solstice in pictures

    The stunning scenes were captured in Greenwich Park, London, as the UK sees the longest day of the year.

    On Tuesday, 21 June, Brits saw the longest day of the year.

    The sun didn’t set until around 9:20pm last night.

    A dramatic sunset over the London skyline was captured as city dwellers made the most of the fabulous weather.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Britain in for an ‘anticyclone’ sending temperatures soaring

    It is thought by forecasters that another heatwave is on it’s way for Brits in the coming days.

    The Express has said Brits are in for an “anticyclone” and that the warm air will bring a “bake off”.

    British Weather Services meteorologist Jim Dale told the publication: “A ridge of high pressure is currently reaching across the Atlantic from the Azores and affecting the UK’s weather.”

    He said Thursday could see temperatures hitting 29C

  • In pictures: Gorgeous scenes in Newquay yesterday

    Newquay in Cornwall looked like it could be a tropical paradise.

    The stunning turquoise sea and the lush green hills made Newquay look completely idyllic.

    Surfers made the most of the perfect conditions at Fistral beach today and hit the waves as the sun beats down.

    Fistral beach looked crystal clear against the foamy waves and soft sand.

    Credit: Cornish Drone Photography / Animal News Agency
  • HUGE solar storm could cause CHAOS on Earth

    A solar flare, which is an explosion on the sun’s surface, has DOUBLED in size.

    NASA explains: “The explosive heat of a solar flare can’t make it all the way to our globe, but electromagnetic radiation and energetic particles certainly can.

    “Solar flares can temporarily alter the upper atmosphere creating disruptions with signal transmission from, say, a GPS satellite to Earth causing it to be off by many yards.”

    A solar storm can emit amazing northern lights and can disrupt phone signals and satellites.

  • Brits sweltering in soaring temperatures!

    UK residents have taken to Twitter to discuss how they are coping in the heat. Unsurprisingly, not well!

    One Twitter user wrote: “Glorious weather these last few weeks, but the UK isn’t designed for this heat and humidity. 90‰ of places don’t have air con.”

    Another said: “I suffer terribly with Hayfever and hate hot weather.”

    A third wrote: “This weather in the UK doesn’t make me think ‘yay for this weather in the UK’ it still makes me think I wish I was somewhere else rn.”

  • Pollen levels ‘very high’ across the country today

    According to the BBC, pollen levels are very high all across England today.

    This will undoubtedly lead to a tough time for hay fever sufferers.

    In order to lessen the effects of hay fever, make sure to avoid grassy areas and wash your face regularly.

    You can also try putting vaseline around your noise, it will catch the pollen.

  • Brits in for a scorcher this Thursday

    While temperatures won’t reach the dizzying heights of last Friday, Brits can expect it to get very warm over the next few days.

    Thursday will be especially warm, with parts of the south hitting 28C.

    Unfortunatly, just like last weekend, the heat won’t last for long.

    Temperatures are going to dip again as rain hits, with highs of around 19C in the south east with lows of 10C.

  • Remember to protect your eyes in the summer sunshine

    Eyes are 10 times more sensitive than skin.

    UV rays can have serious lasting damage on the eyes and increase your chances of developing cataracts, the number one cause of blindness in the world.

    The Met Office offers ways to protect your eyes from UV rays including good quality sunglasses that keep out 99 percent of the sun’s rays.

    More information can be found here.

  • Summer Solstice in pictures

    The stunning scenes were captured in Greenwich Park, London, as the UK sees the longest day of the year.

    On Tuesday, 21 June, Brits saw the longest day of the year.

    The sun didn’t set until around 9:20pm last night.

    A dramatic sunset over the London skyline was captured as city dwellers made the most of the fabulous weather.

  • Outlook for the next 10 days

    The Met Office has outlined what Brits can expect for the next week and beyond.

    Tomorrow will be a glorious day, with temperatures reaching 28C.

    However, this nice weather may come to an end, as thunderstorms start to batter the UK.

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