Published On: Mon, Aug 26th, 2019

BBC Weather: End of heatwave as Atlantic front barrels towards UK bringing thunderstorms | Weather | News


The record-breaking hot that blasted the UK over the Bank Holiday weekend and will continue for many today, is set to come to an end this week, due to a new Atlantic front barreling towards the country. Weather forecaster Elizabeth Rizzino warned the threatening front will bring some thunderstorms and heavy rains across the whole country and will cause temperatures to drop dramatically.

She said: “There is a weather front sitting in the Atlantic at the moment.

“It’s going to be moving its way eastwards across the whole country by the time it gets to the middle part of the week.

“And it will introduce some much cooler air.

“Also expect to see some wet weather so some showery outbreaks of rain, just about everywhere through the middle of the week.

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“There could even be some thunderstorms on Tuesday and eventually these cooler conditions too.

“Some showers possible today, particularly for parts of Devon and Cornwall.

“Also some rain edging towards the western islands by the time it gets to lunchtime.”

It comes after records were broken for the hottest ever August bank holiday on record, and today (Monday) is set to be yet another hot day before temperatures go downhill from Wednesday.

The Met Office with Public Health England (PHE) has issued a level-3 ‘heatwave action’ health alert across southern, eastern and parts of central England.

A level-2 ‘alert and readiness’ caution is in place across northeastern and southwestern Britain and will remain in place until the middle of this week.

The warning states: “Hot daytime temperatures are and warm conditions are also expected overnight.

“Fresher air is expected to gradually and erratically move in from the west during Monday and Tuesday and confidence remains low regarding how quickly this spreads east.

“Whilst hot conditions are currently signalled to persist across Eastern and Southeastern England Tuesday, there is significant uncertainty by this stage.”



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