Friday, June 2, 2017

Thundery showers to disrupt UK outdoor plans this weekend

By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
June 2,2017, 12:41:50PM,EDT
After heavy thunderstorms soaked southeastern England on Friday, an unsettled weekend puts numerous outdoor plans in jeopardy across more of the United Kingdom.
Thundery showers erupted across southeastern England on Friday as a cold front swept eastward.
Localised flash flooding resulted with London Fire Brigade reporting more than 60 flood-related calls on Friday afternoon.
monsoon floods, whilst the weather forecast did talk of thunderstorms & torrential rain, this was exceptional!
On the heels of the downpours, a depression churning over the northern Atlantic Ocean will keep the U.K. unsettled with showery spells this weekend.
Whilst the entire weekend will not be a washout and there will be breaks of sunshine, showers threaten to disrupt outdoor plans at anytime on Saturday and Sunday across the northern and western U.K.
Some of the showers will turn thundery, forcing anyone outside to seek shelter for a time. As soon as thunder is heard, the risk of being struck by lightning is present.
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Wellies and ponchos will be needed by those planning to attend the Great Women’s Run in Glasgow on Sunday.
London and the rest of southeastern England are expected to escape the wet weather on Saturday with sunny spells returning. If any showers reach these areas, it would not be until Saturday evening.
A dry start to Sunday will follow, allowing anyone heading to church services to leave brollies at home. Those with outdoor plans on Sunday afternoon will be less fortunate as showers are expected to close out the weekend.
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The unsettled weather pattern will prevent warmth from returning to the U.K. this weekend.
Temperatures will be fairly typical of early June, ranging from 14-17 C (58-63 F) in the north and west and 19-21 C (66-69 F) in the southeast on Saturday. Temperatures will be held slightly lower on Sunday.
Residents of the U.K. are likely to be using their brollies frequently next week as bouts of wet weather persist. Monday's depression may be potent enough to produce locally flooding rain and gusty winds.

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