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Large parts of the UK to be hit with thunderstorms with downpours on Saturday

by LLB staff reporter
7th Jul 23 11:55 am

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Saturday as large parts of the UK will now be hit with thunderstorms and rain on Saturday.

The Met Office had said that temperatures will hit up to 30C in parts of the UK over the weekend, but now they are warning to expect sudden downpours.

The Met Office add in a statement, “The thundery breakdown arriving in south-western areas on Saturday courtesy of the low pressure out to the west.

“This breakdown will spread northeast through the day and could be heavy in places, with the possibility of associated hail and gusty winds.”

Grahame Madge of the Met Office told Sky News, “There will potentially be quite spectacular thunderstorms on Saturday running along the spine of England.

“Then we have a return to fresher conditions once that cold front has moved through.”

Rod Dennis from RAC said, “Driving conditions will rapidly deteriorate wherever these thundery showers break out – one moment the road will be dry, the next drivers will be faced with heavy rain, hail and potentially gusty winds as well.

“It’s therefore crucial drivers reduce their speed accordingly, leaving a larger gap between themselves and the vehicle in front.

“It’s also important to ensure car headlights and taillights are switched on, but not fog lights as these risk dazzling other drivers.”

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