Britain is bracing itself for torrential downpours, violent thunderstorms and blustery winds over the next 24 hours, according to the latest BBC weather forecast. The Met Office has even issued yellow weather warnings for wind until 4pm today, as the UK weather agency cautions that strong winds could spark travel chaos. The weather warning covers northern regions of England and Scotland as low pressure from the Atlantic blasts Britain this weekend.
However, BBC meteorologist Stav Danos also revealed that the next heatwave could reach the UK by next weekend.
Danos told BBC Breakfast viewers: “It has been unseasonably windy for July so far.
“We had gale-force winds overnight and it will stay very windy again today.
“On the plus side today, it looks brighter. There will be more sunshine that we had yesterday.”
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He continued: “We have a cold front moving across England and Wales this morning.
“That should clear over the next few hours and the sunshine will emerge, but as the name suggests, there will be cooler air left behind.
“A lot of blustery showers will be moving into Scotland, northern England, Northern Ireland.
“Some of these could be heavy, thundery showers. They could even merge together to produce longer spells of rain.
“Factor that in with the winds, which could produce gusts of up to 60mph in the north and just over 40mph in the south. It will feel quite autumnal today.
“Temperatures will stay around mid-teens in the northern regions, and we could just scrap 20C in the south-east, given sunshine.”
Danos also said that the humidity experienced at night recently is “over”.
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He added that the next spell of warm weather was already on its way, saying: “We have a ridge of high pressure moving in slowly.
“That will start to fight back towards the end of the week, giving us more settled, drier, sunny weather but it’s still a bit of a long way off.”
He said that Tuesday will see another bout of “heavy, persistent rain” sweeping across the country.
Temperature maps from Netweather show the country turning red with highs of 26C in the second week of July.
Maps from WXCharts also show temperatures rising from next week onwards – turning red with the increasing heat.
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