Flash floods, four inches of rain, lightning and 60mph winds will hit Britain today and tomorrow

Britain is expected to be hit by flash floods, four inches of rain, lightning and 60 mph winds as thunderstorms roll in today and tomorrow.

Britons hoping to make the most of their weekend could face a washout after the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for rain and thunderstorms for northern England and Scotland.

At the start of the weekend, residents were warned that there is a small chance their homes and businesses could be flooded when heavy, slow and heavy downpours arrive on Friday.

Wet and windy weather made an appearance in Sandhurst, Berkshire on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson attended the Sovereign’s Parade to the Royal Military Academy on behalf of the Queen.

Wet conditions are expected to persist through Saturday with thunder, which the Met Office says could disrupt travel.

The thunderstorm warning extends from Nottingham and north Wales to Fort William, Scotland for Friday. Storm-affected areas could receive up to 1.2 inches of rain in just an hour.

Britons hoping to make the most of their weekend could face a washout after the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for rain and thunderstorms for the north of England (pictured: Manchester) and the Scotland

A woman was caught amid torrential rain and a thunderstorm in Manchester city center on Friday as the weather deteriorated

A cyclist riding during a heavy downpour on Wimbledon Common in London as the forecast calls for rain and showers mixed with sunny spells over the weekend

Wet conditions are expected to persist through Saturday with thunder, which the Met Office says could disrupt travel. Pictured: Cars drive through stagnant water in Gateacre, Liverpool

Britain is expected to be hit by flash floods, four inches of rain, lightning and 60 mph winds as thunderstorms roll in today and tomorrow. Pictured: Guests protect themselves from the rain as they arrive at the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst

On Saturday thunderstorms will move west, no longer affecting Nottingham and parts of the northeast, including Hull and Lincoln, and instead spreading to Northern Ireland and areas further south of the Country of Wales.

Parts of Northern Ireland have already started to feel the effects of the stormy weather, with Berry Street in Belfast starting to flood, affecting several businesses.

Residents of Edinburgh and surrounding areas should expect persistent heavy rains on Friday, which could cause local flooding and disrupt travel.

Rain in north-east Scotland is expected to ease later on Friday to make way for a mix of sunny spells and heavy downpours while those in the south can expect high winds – and the same should continue on Saturday.

From tonight showers will end for many but will continue in the north with the risk of rain lingering in parts of North Wales and North West England.

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: “We have a very volatile weekend ahead, much of it covered by a thunderstorm and rain warnings.

“We have an area of ​​low pressure which will stretch over the UK bringing rain to quite significant parts so I think everywhere you can expect to see some pretty heavy showers.”

He added: “We know the footprint of where we think the heaviest precipitation will be, but it’s like a boiling pot: you’ll have bubbles going up, and trying to figure out where the next one will be. bubble is virtually impossible. “

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain and thunderstorms for northern England and Scotland that are expected to move west on Saturday – instead extending to Northern Ireland and areas more in South Wales.

From tonight showers will end for many but will continue in the north with the risk of rain lingering in parts of North Wales and North West England. Pictured: People caught in torrential rain in Manchester city center on Friday

As the new week dawns, the Met Office forecasts heavy showers in the north on Sunday with sunnier periods in the south. Pictured: People caught in torrential rain in Manchester city center on Friday

The Sun also reports that some areas could see winds of up to 60 mph.

As the new week dawns, the Met Office forecasts heavy showers in the north on Sunday with sunnier periods in the south.

But heavy rains will make a comeback in many areas on Monday before Tuesday is mostly dry with some clear spells.

Guests were seen arriving at Sandhurst shielding themselves from the torrential rains with umbrellas while others chose to brave the rain.

The prime minister, who also received his fair share of rain, decided to ditch his umbrella as he walked alongside a row of soldiers in the downpour.

Meanwhile, in Nottingham, spectators shelter from the rain under large umbrellas on day two of the LV = Insurance first test match between England and India at Trent Bridge.

A woman creatively used her Louis Vuitton handbag as an umbrella in Manchester city center on Friday after being caught in thunderstorms

On Saturday thunderstorms will move west, no longer affecting Nottingham and parts of the northeast, including Hull and Lincoln. Pictured: Cars are hit by a heavy downpour in the village of Wimbledon

The forecast again indicates that “torrential downpours are likely in some places”, while “there is sometimes a risk of strong winds for some”. Pictured: People caught in torrential rain in Manchester city center

Some pedestrians caught in the rain showers decided to adopt more unique methods of protecting themselves, some wearing ponchos and one woman even used what appeared to be a plastic bag (pictured)

Others decided to adopt more unique methods of protecting themselves from downpours, with some wearing matching ponchos and sombreros.

The UK recorded its fifth hottest July on record this year after a heat wave that saw the first warning of extreme heat.

On the other hand, the second half of the month saw some areas affected by intense downpours which caused flooding.

Met Office forecaster Nicola Maxey stressed that the weather could still be “Atlantic influenced”, with showers in the north and west, adding: “We will likely see potential for thunderstorms for much of this week”.

The average temperature for the month of August is 70.5 F (21.4 C) in southern England and 66 F (19 C) throughout the UK. Ms Maxey added: “There are few signs that we are going to see unusually warm temperatures.”

The forecast again indicates that “torrential downpours are likely in some places”, while “there is sometimes a risk of strong winds for some”. Miss Maxey said rain accumulations in areas receiving a few thunderstorms could be high.

The forecast again indicates that “torrential downpours are likely in some places”, while “there is sometimes a risk of strong winds for some”. Pictured: People caught in torrential rain in Manchester city center on Friday

Guests were seen arriving at Sandhurst shielding themselves from the torrential rains with umbrellas while others opted to brave the rain (pictured)

Pedestrians are caught in a heavy downpour on Wimbledon Common amid torrential downpours on Friday afternoon

In Nottingham, spectators shelter from the rain under large umbrellas on day two of the LV = Insurance first test match between England and India at Trent Bridge

Others decided to adopt more unique methods of protecting themselves from downpours, with some wearing matching ponchos and sombreros.

But she added that it was “quite usual to receive most of the month’s rain in two or three gusts during the summer months.” Thunder could cause more flooding and make driving conditions difficult due to surface water and poor visibility.

An improvement in the weather is likely in the second half of next week. Miss Maxey said: “From August 10-11 through the end of August there are indications that we may see calmer weather as an area of ​​high pressure sets in.

“But we will continue this Atlantic influence, so temperatures are unlikely to rise day by day, as happened in July. This could mean that dry conditions become more frequent, but with the risk of showers and thunderstorms.

“Temperatures are expected to get warmer than average, but there is little sign that we will see unusually warm weather for the second half of the month.”

Miss Maxey said it was too early to give more details on the hot conditions. Temperatures over the next few days are only expected to peak at 70F (21C) to 72F (22C) in the northern and southern parts of England and Wales.

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