Published On: Thu, Jul 5th, 2018

BBC weather forecast: Britain facing sudden 10C temperature DROP and HUGE thunderstorms | Weather | News


weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood said Northern Ireland and Scotland would see temperatures “much cooler” on Thursday.

The BBC forecaster also claimed temperatures across the south east of the country could reach 30C.

She said: “The forecast today for all of us is largely dry, there will be some sunshine around some sunny spells because there will be variable amounts of cloud around as well.

“There are a few showers but if you are in Scotland or Northern Ireland it’s going to be much cooler than it did yesterday.

“Yesterday was 29.1C in Giant’s Causeway. It was 28.8C in Aviemore and today you can expect a good 10 degree drop.”

Ms Kirkwood added: “Moving through the day our weak weather front continues to move across Scotland and out of Northern Ireland, behind it will brighten up.

“Again it won’t be much more than a band of cloud, weak so sunny spells with develop around it.

“For England and for Wales will see some fair weather cloud as well. And as temperatures rise some showers will develop around parts of Wales, into Devon and Cornwall, heading towards Kent. The Midlands, for example, parts of the south east. But, we won’t all see them.

“Temperatures up to 30C in the south east, 16C to 19C in Scotland and Northern Ireland.”

BBC weather forecaster Simon King added the south of the country could be hit by thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon.

He said: “For much of England and Wales we are looking at barely a cloud in the sky.

“But across southern parts the cloud is building up and there is a chance of some showers.

“During the afternoon one or two of these showers could turn heavy and perhaps even thundery just in the southeastern quadrant of England.”

It comes as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for London & south east England and the south west of England.

A warning read: “Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out this afternoon before fading away by early evening. 20-30 mm of rain in an hour is possible in a few places, leading to surface water flooding, whilst there is a chance of one or two impacts from lightning and hail.”

Some experts have even claims July could see temperatures creep towards the 38.5C record this month.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said: “Our model projections are consistently showing with high confidence temperatures in excess of 30C for many parts of the country through the first half of this month.

“If things stay on track there is every opportunity that we could approach or go close to the all time maximum temperature record of 38.5C within this period.”

BBC weather’s outlook reads: “This weekend will see high pressure building back over the UK which will see a return to some dry and very warm conditions.

“Saturday will be largely dry with lots of sunshine, although cloud will build in from the north-west and spread across Scotland during the day.”

Temperatures at the end of last month remained at 30C or above for six days – the first time this has happened in June since the historic scorcher of 1976.

Leading bookmaker Coral has even slashed offs to 1-4 that this summer will go on to be the hottest on record.

Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “We are baking in some of the best weather the UK has ever had, and with World Cup fever reaching its peak too there’s every chance that the summer of 2018 could go on to be both a record breaker and one of the most memorable ever.”



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