UK weather: Heavy rain and THUNDERSTORMS to strike the North as London basks in balmy sun

UK weather: Heavy rain and THUNDERSTORMS to strike the North as London basks in balmy sun

Heavy rainfall and violent thunder will swoop in on the north of the UK this evening as Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north west of England are set to experience a wet and chilly mid-May weekend. At the same time however, the south of England and Wales are in for a dry and mild Saturday and Sunday, though it will be cloudy. Met Office spokesman Richard Miles said: “That’s the picture for the weekend for the UK – a half-half split.”

He added: “The northern half of the country will see heavy, slow-moving rain and much cooler temperatures. In particular, Scotland will see a big plunge in temperatures, more clouds and rain.

“There are possibilities of thunderstorms, particularly in the northern half of the UK, but they will be thundery showers, not huge amounts of thundery weather.

“The south will brighter, warmer and cloudy. There could be showers anywhere, but not very widespread or heavy. But there will also be spells of sunshine.

“It will be mild, a reasonable weekend, although not as warm as what we’ve seen recently.”

Rain up north this weekend is all down to a huge cloud system barrelling across the country bringing unsettled conditions north of Wales.

BBC Weather forecaster, Matt Taylor, said: “The big picture for the weekend is low pressure to the southeast of us, still means there will be some rain around, this time the northern half of the country.

“Scotland having a cloudier and cooler day with outbreaks of rain and heading into Northern Ireland too.

“For England and Wales though with light winds, where you get the sunshine, it will feel pleasantly warm. Quite strong that sunshine at the moment.

“But, there will be a few heavy and thundery showers around. They will be slow moving, get caught under those you could get pretty wet indeed.”

Bookmakers are also convinced of we weather ahead.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s time to get the brollies back out over the next few days heavy rainfall set to drench the UK.”

Published at Fri, 17 May 2019 17:51:00 +0000