Worst Storms Of The Year As UK Faces Week Of Torrential Rain, Lightning Strikes And Hail

The WORST STORMS of the year are set to unleash A WEEK of torrential downpours, violent lightning strikes and hail, shocked forecasters have warned.
Britain is about to be smothered in a colossal swathe of DEEPLY UNSTABLE air triggering frenzied lightning storms and hail capable of smashing…

The WORST STORMS of the year are set to unleash A WEEK of torrential downpours, violent lightning strikes and hail, shocked forecasters have warned.

Britain is about to be smothered in a colossal swathe of DEEPLY UNSTABLE air triggering frenzied lightning storms and hail capable of smashing windows and car roofs.

Thousands have been warned to brace for devastating floods with HALF A MONTH’S rain expected to fall in a matter of hours.

Furious low pressure systems currently hurtling towards the UK will start crashing into our shores from tonight with a non-stop barrage expected through next week.

Forecasters said there will be a brief respite on Sunday and Monday before the misery ramps back up again towards the middle of next week.

Stages have already been closed at music festival Glastonbury due to the severe thunder and lightning.

The Met Office issued severe weather warnings for rain across the south of England spelling misery for tens of thousands of Glastonbury goers as grounds are transformed into a colossal mud lake.

Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said southern regions are facing some of the “worst storms of the year”.

He said: “There is quite an unusual barrage of low pressure systems hurtling towards the country which arrive one after the other into next week.

“These will bring very intense downpours and thundery outbreaks with some quite spectacular lightning and hailstorms on the way.

“There is a real risk of flash flooding in parts and some of these storms could be among the worst we have seen this year.”

Chief Met Office forecaster Frank Saunders said: “The public should be aware that the downpours may lead to localised surface water flooding and potential disruption to transport and outdoor events.

“A slack area of low pressure remains aligned across southern Britain on Friday and Saturday, bringing with it moist and deeply unstable air.

“Daytime heating will assist the development of heavy showers and thunderstorms.”

Met Office spokeswoman Nicky Maxey said: “If you are under one of these showers you could see 20mm [0.8ins] fall in an hour, 40mm in three, with thunder lighting and even hail.

“The rain will be coming down so quickly that there is a risk of surface water flooding and disruption to outdoor events.

“Sunday is looking better but then next week it is going to be more unstable again with low pressure systems coming in off the Atlantic.”

The threat of torrential rain spells misery for hoards of revellers in Somerset when the Glastonbury festival comes to a close on Sunday.

Motoring experts warned people to prepare for long delays leaving the site as fields and parking spaces are likely to become churned up and impassible.

AA spokesman Gavin Hill-Smith said: “It is on site where the problems can arise when you have the population of Reading descending on it.

“The ground can get quite soft with the rain, and gets quickly churned up. People should follow Glastonbury guidelines and avoid peak leaving times.”

Forecasters warned a series of violent low pressure systems queued up in the Atlantic will smash into the UK over the next week.

There is also a risk of strong winds in coastal regions with aggressive hail storms capable of causing damage to cars and buildings.

The grim predictions come as Met Office figures reveal this month is on course to be one of the warmest Junes ever.

The average temperature so far has been 58F (14.4C) making it sixth warmest on record but not quite beating 1976’s 59F (15C).

Leon Brown, forecaster for The Weather Channel, said after this weekend it will turn more unsettled again next week although it will be warm.

He said: “There is a change at the end of next week as low pressure passes the north of Scotland, so Friday in the northwest unsettled and windy with some rain reaching the south Friday night.

“There is a greater risk of showers across the UK next weekend again before another dry spell returns and temperatures warm up again.”

Netweather said temperatures in the south will hover in the low 70s next week with the north slightly cooler only hitting the mid 60s.

Forecaster Nick Finnis said: “After what has been a fairly dry period this month across large parts of southern Britain, the anticyclonic conditions of late will give way to a shallow area of low pressure nudging in from the west across southern Britain.

“So we can expect a much more unsettled spell of weather across England and Wales today and tomorrow, with a risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms developing in places.

“So some shower-dodging likely for those at Wimbledon and Glastonbury.”

The Environment Agency last night issued seven flood alerts for southern and central regions over the next few days.

A spokesman said: “Heavy, thundery showers are expected to affect many parts of England and Wales on Saturday.

“These showers will become more frequent and heavier during the afternoons.

“The showers are likely to become slow moving and persistent in some areas resulting in high rainfall totals in a few spots bringing a low surface water flood risk.

“Some disruption from these showers is possible such as flooding of individual properties and flooding of land and roads.”

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