More warnings issued.
Remnants of today’s early rain will persist into parts of northern and central England and northern Wales this afternoon. Meanwhile, the focus for more impactful weather is shifting south this afternoon with heavy showers breaking out across the south of the UK, the heaviest and longest showers over the south of the country. of Wales, the South West of England and the South Midlands.
A National yellow severe weather warning for thunderstorms covering the southern half of Wales, the South Midlands and parts of South West England is valid from 1pm until late this evening with some travel disruption and possible localized flooding.
Further north, much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the far north of England will experience another fine hot dry day with temperatures reaching 23°C or possibly 24°C in some places in Scotland. Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far in Scotland with 23.2C in Drumnadrochit.
Parts of the far south and south east of England can also reach 20C or 21C, but where cloudier conditions today will be cooler with a few places remaining in the lows teen temperatures Celsius.
Met Office chief meteorologist Dan Suri said: “In today’s thunderstorm warning area some places could see 15-30mm of rain in an hour and possibly up to 30-40mm in two to three hours before the showers and storms slowly subside later this evening. . Please keep an eye on the forecast for your area regularly for any updates.
A another yellow warning for precipitation will come into effect at 7pm on Sunday until 4am on Monday morning for parts of the east of England where a further period of heavy rain could bring 15-30mm of rain to some places within hours . Away from these warning areas on Sunday evening, other parts of England and Wales will experience occasional showers or rain, but further north it will be a fine end to the day for most of the week. Northern Ireland and Scotland.
As we enter a new week, the weather remains changeable with the return of an Atlantic influence. Although all areas will experience good weather at times, spells of rain or showers will occasionally affect many areas, and the best weather is likely to move from north-west Scotland to south-east UK.
As the Jubilee weekend draws to a close, the roads remain congested, RAC Traffic Spokesman Rod Dennis said: “Having public holidays coincide with the end of mid-term in many places has the potential to put additional strain on the road network, so it is important to carefully plan a journey to avoid the worst queues.
“The best way for drivers to avoid breaking down this week is to check their vehicles before setting off – yet our research shows that less than a fifth do this regularly. Ensuring oil, fluid coolant and windshield washer are all at the correct level only takes a few minutes, as does making sure the tires are undamaged and inflated properly A little TLC now could be the difference between a simple trip and a trip plagued by a breakdown.
Gabbi Batchelor, Head of Water Safety Education at the RNLI, said: “We expect the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and the half term holidays to be incredibly busy on the coast. We want everyone to enjoy their trip, but we also want to make sure people stay safe and know what to do in an emergency.
“If you get into trouble in the water, float to live: Lean back, using your arms and legs to stay afloat. Control your breathing, then call for help or swim to safety. In the event of a coastal emergency, call 999 or 112 for the Coast Guard.
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