UK weather forecast: Sunshine and cloud ahead of thunderstorms

Today is the second official day of summer and, thankfully, the weather seems to have finally gotten the memo about the change of season – for today at least.

It’ll be a bright start, with sunny skies lasting from dawn until midday and almost no chance of rain to be seen.

At 6am it’ll feel fresh with temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius, however by noon this will have doubled to a balmy 20 degrees Celsius.

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It looks as though it’ll be a sunny evening for Bristol (Image: James Beck)

Light cloud will start to encroach by 1pm, however we’re still likely to be left with pleasant sunny spells and very little chance of precipitation – less than a five per cent chance in fact.

By 2pm the temperature will peak at 22 degrees, pleasantly warm conditions that will stay with us until at least 6pm.

 

The cloud will thicken slightly by 5pm but worry not – by 6pm the sunny spells should be back for a warm summer’s evening.

If you’re out and about this evening you’ll notice some thicker cloud appearing by 9pm, which is set to stick with us all night and through into Sunday.

The Met Office have also warned that UV and pollen levels will be very high throughout the day, so make sure you’re well topped-up with sun cream and hayfever medication if necessary.

 

Thunderstorms ahead

The Met Office has extended both the areas covered and the timings of a weather warning for thunderstorms.

On Thursday, the forecaster issued a warning covering the whole of Wales and most of England, which was due to be in place between 3pm on Sunday, June 23 and 11.59pm on Monday, June 24.

But the agency has now changed the area covered by the warning, and also extended it to Tuesday, June 25.

Devon, Cornwall and Scotland will now all be covered on Sunday – but London is now clear.

On Monday, the very South West of the country misses out, but the South East is covered.

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(Image: Met Office)

And on Tuesday, most of the south of England will be at risk.

Unluckily for Bristol, the warning will be covered on all three days.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Thunderstorms may develop bringing torrential rain and lightning, with possible flooding and disruption to travel”

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