Met Office verdict on exact weather during Coronation after thunderstorm warning

The Met Office has revealed exactly what it thinks the weather will be in London for King Charles' Coronation following reports of "thunderstorms" coming.

Netweather previously warned of thunderstorms and possibly even "hail" today (Saturday, May 6) across England.

The Met Office itself also said there was a risk of "heavy, thundery downpours" across this weekend, particularly in England.

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Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said earlier this week: "It will be a fairly wet morning for south-west England and South Wales, and that rain slowly spreading northwards into Wales and across the Midlands.

"Big question mark then – will that rain get into the London area for the Coronation? That's where it's heading, certainly likely to be a damp afternoon with cloud and outbreaks of rain on and off, but the exact timing of that rain still open to a little bit of uncertainty."

The latest estimates from the Met Office do tip the Coronation to be a washout, but thunderstorm-free.

The ceremony will see two processions, one into Westminster Abbey before 11am and another from 1pm onwards.

The Met Office tweeted a weather map this morning showing showers across London from 11am.

Although they don't appear to be as intense as those on the south coast, royal fans lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the new King should have packed their umbrellas.

Temperature wise, the Met Office expects it to be around 15C or 16C in London throughout the day.

The afternoon may bring some pockets of dry across the capital, but it's expected to be a damp day on the whole.

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