UK weather forecast – Storm Miguel to batter Britain with thunder and 35mph gales as Met Office issues severe warning


BRITAIN is to get a battering from 35mph gales and thunder as Storm Miguel rolls in from the south causing travel disruption.

The Met Office has put in place a yellow weather warning covering most of the south-west of England stretching from Plymouth to London and Nottingham in the north, as well as large parts of southern Wales.

Most parts in southern England will see some thunder
Met Office

This woman got caught in a downpour earlier today in Trafalgar Square, London
Alamy Live News

There are warnings homes could be damaged due to flooding and the Met Office expects some train and bus services to be disrupted.

There could also be some problems with power supplies and other services, according to the Met Office.

The warning is due to be in place until 11pm tonight with some of the countries major cities taking a battering.

Met Office meteorologist Clare Nasir said: “Wet and windy weather is pushing northwards as well.

“Storm Miguel will continue to track across the UK through Friday into Saturday and that’s where you’ll see the gusts in eastern England.

“Saturday will be wet and windy for most places.”

She added: “There is a risk of lighting, thunder and some torrential downpours.”

Northern parts in Scotland and England will see the rain hanging about on Friday evening.

Temperatures for most parts will stay between 11-12C.

Gales-force winds are expected to hit a high of 35mph in eastern counties on Saturday morning.

Temperatures for the start of the weekend will be mostly around 15-16C with London possibly reaching 18C.

Monday will see a mix of sunshine and thundery showers with more heavy rain on Tuesday, according to the Met Office.

Most parts of England are in for a soaking
The Met Office graphic shows just how bad things will get with most parts seeing some thunder
Met Office
Tourists at Windsor Castle braved the rain to see the historic building
Alamy Live News
The thunder is expected to move slowly north
These walkers near the Grand Union Canal in Hatton, Warwickshire got a soaking
London News Pictures

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