UK storm forecast: Atlantic fronts to trigger cluster of brutal showers and thunderstorms

UK Weather: Thunderstorms and showers forecast

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Netweather forecaster Jo Farrow said “frontal rain” will move across southeast Britain today. This will cause a “scattering of sharp, even thundery showers” overnight tonight, with “heavy showers and rain” in the southeast. Tomorrow morning, there will be “clusters of heavy, thundery downpours”.

By the weekend, she said the UK will see “persistent rain” in parts of Scotland.

Accuweather meteorologist Alyssa Smithmyer told Express.co.uk that there could be thundery outbreaks of rain today and tomorrow.

There is also likely to be “unsettled weather” in the first week of September.

Ms Farrow said: “There is more frontal rain today, and on Thursday which looks to move over SE Britain.

“The UK continues with its Atlantic flow and mess of weather fronts with low pressure nearby.

“As the weekend starts, high pressure begins to build in from the southwest.

“That would often bring hope of more settled, steady conditions with dry weather.

“However, weather fronts are still managing to work their way over parts of the UK at the weekend with some showery outbreaks on Saturday and more persistent rain for western then northern Scotland on Sunday.”

She continued: “Today we will see heavier pulses of rain moving up from the southwest this afternoon and then over Wales and the Midlands towards the North Sea through the evening.

“Overnight a scattering of sharp, even thundery showers for East Anglia and through the English Channel before another larger cluster of heavy showers and rain reaches up to SE England.

“Through Thursday morning rush hour there could be clusters of heavy, thundery downpours, surface water and spray with poor visibility as this pulse pushes up through East Anglia.

“The area is crying out for rain.”

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Ms Smithmyer added: “Passing fronts can bring the chance for outbreaks of rain, some thundery, particularly on Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th.

“The best chance for unsettled weather into the first week of September will likely be across northern and western areas of the U.K.”

The Met Office has warned that a “band of rain” will move across Wales, northern and western England causing “showers”.

Overnight tonight, it said: “Rain edging slowly eastwards across England and dying out, but heavy, thundery rain will develop in the southeast later. Clear spells in the northwest with a few showers.”

But Thursday, the forecaster predicted “heavy, thundery rain” in the southeast, which will dry out as the day goes on.

Looking ahead to Friday, it added: “Dry and sunny for many, although showers in the west.

“Mostly dry, bright weather for central and southern areas through the weekend, but rain in north at times.”

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