Brits face wet weekend as Met Office issues 11-hour thunderstorm warning

Brits are preparing for huge thunderstorms that could result in flooding and power cuts after the early September heatwave is now behind us.

The Met Office has issued two yellow warnings that thunderstorms will hammer down from 7am- 6pm throughout Sunday (September 17), covering all of Wales, the South West and part of the Midlands.

We are told to expect travel disruption, lightning strikes, hail and strong winds.

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Their statement said: "There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost."

Today acts as a calm before the storm, with reasonable weather expected across the country.

As the night rolls in, those in the south can expect an uncomfortably humid night.

While those in rural Scotland could be in a hint of winter weather.

Due to the clear skies, we could also see some frost when the temperature drops below zero.

Met Office meteorologist Ellie Glaisyer said: "It will be a cloudy start for central and northern parts of the UK.

"For the South East, it will be a dry start to the morning. Later on in the day, it should be dry for most places, but it will be sunniest in the South East and in the north of Scotland. Temperatures of 27C are possible in the South East, but in the north, it will feel cooler, with temperatures staying in the mid-teens."

She continued: "It will be a mild and humid night in the South, which could make for uncomfortable sleeping. But in rural Scotland, there will be less cloud cover – we could see frosts with temperatures dropping to minus 1C overnight. On Sunday, there will be widespread thunderstorms, but it will start to get drier as the day goes on.

"We could see temperatures reach 24C in the South. In Scotland, the temperatures will remain in the mid-teens."

Earlier this month, we experienced a new record of seven consecutive days coming in at 30C, with last Saturday named the hottest day of the year, hitting a scorching peak of 33.2C in Kew Gardens.

However, the country is now expected to plummet into the single digits.

The yellow thunderstorm warning is in these regions:

South West England

  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bristol

  • Cornwall

  • Devon

  • Dorset

  • Gloucestershire

  • North Somerset

  • Plymouth

  • Somerset South

  • Gloucestershire

  • Torbay

  • Wiltshire

West Midlands

  • Herefordshire


  • Blaenau Gwent

  • Bridgend

  • Caerphilly

  • Cardiff

  • Carmarthenshire

  • Ceredigion

  • Merthyr Tydfil

  • Monmouthshire

  • Neath Port Talbot

  • Newport

  • Pembrokeshire

  • Powys

  • Rhondda Cynon Taf

  • Swansea

  • Torfaen

  • Vale of Glamorgan

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