UK Weather: Met Office warns of lightning storm during heatwave


According to the Met Office, the UK will be hit by hail and lightning this week, despite a mini heatwave that brought 21C temperatures.

The National Weather Agency has forecast a “lively”Brits experience a wide range of conditions.

These conditions won’t improve as the week goes on.

Speak to the Daily ExpressAidan McGivern (Met Office meteorologist) said: “There will be hail and thunder, and they will be quite lively things.

“It will feel warm in areas where there are sunny spells. There will also be noticeable differences in the east.

“As warmth from the southwest makes its way towards the UK… we could get 21C towards the south and the southeast.”

Met Office warn of lightning hailstorms despite mini-heatwave and 21C scorcher
Thunder was predicted despite the mercury touching 21C (stock picture)

He continued to state that it would be damp tomorrow because of a band rain. “makes its way from the northwest to the southeast”.

It is expected that the rain will last at most for a few more days. “a few hours”.

The unsettling conditions won’t last for the entire month, with bookmakers cutting odds that this will be the warmest May in history.

Coral now offers 3-1 starting at 5-1, and Ladbrokes starting at 6-4 starting at 2-1.

Met Office warn of lightning hailstorms despite mini-heatwave and 21C scorcher
According to the Met Office, these should be. “lively”This week

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Coral spokesperson Harry Aitkenhead said that the Express: “There is every chance that this month now will enter the record books as the warmest May we have ever had, with temperatures to soar above 20 degrees towards next weekend and the UK to be warmer than Ibiza.”

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Temperatures are set to soar in the coming days, and the latest odds suggest this could go down as a record-breaking hot May as a result.”

Met Office warn of lightning hailstorms despite mini-heatwave and 21C scorcher
The temperatures should rise as May progresses (stock illustration)

The Met Office also teased a “very warm”Next week’s temperatures will surpass the yearly average.

They write: “Temperatures are likely to rise above average through the first few days, except nearer to the coast and perhaps in the far north, which may see slightly cooler conditions and it is expected to become warm, perhaps very warm, later by the weekend.”

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