Weather forecast tomorrow – UK battered by thundery rain as BBC's Carol Kirkwood warns of plunging temperatures
24th May 2022

BRITAIN is set to be soaked by days of heavy rain and thunderstorms in a miserable week of "unsettled conditions".

The Met Office said downpours could take a turn today with the 'risk of thunder and hail' likely in some areas.

Much of Britain will experience rainy weather by the middle of this week.

BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood warned of breezy winds and patchy showers that are expected to sweep across the UK for the first part of the week.

Carol Kirkwood said: "So we've got the rain to start with, moving away then the showers will be fairly prolific for a time.

"They'll merge to give some longer spells of rain, some of them will be heavy and thunder, especially in the East and the South-East.

"But later in the day as that ridge builds in it will dry up out towards the West, but even though we are seeing showers, in between them today there equally will be spells of sunshine.

"The other thing is, it's going to be quite a breezy day with temperatures 11C in the North, to about 18C in the South."

Read our UK weather live blog below for the latest forecasts and news…

  • Louis Allwood

    Early June forecast

    Over the weekend, fine and dry weather with clear and sunny spells expected for most, however some cloud and light showers remain possible, especially in the north and east.

    Despite a chilly start on Saturday, near normal temperatures can be expected for most, perhaps feeling warmer in the south and southwest.

    Into the following week, the weather is likely to become more settled, with any few showers most likely to be seen in the north and east, where it may feel fresher and cooler.

    This means above average temperatures away from the north and east, with drier conditions expected for most.

    As we move into the beginning of June, drier than average conditions are expected to persist overall.

  • Louis Allwood

    Londoners could see highs of 18C tomorrow

    Dry and bright initially, but cloud thickening from the west through the day.

    Breezier with patchy outbreaks of rain spreading east from early afternoon.

    Drier, brighter in the west later with maximum temperatures of 18 °C.

  • Louis Allwood

    Temperatures will be on the rise soon

    Temperatures next week could exceed the current 2022 high of 27.5C, as Brits prepare to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the start of June.

    British Weather Services senior meteorologist Jim Dale said the heat could "ramp up".

    He said: “I think as we approach that weekend it might well ramp up… on the run into that weekend we might see something that’s a little bit warmer – maybe even very warm."

  • Louis Allwood

    Winds could reach gale-force in Scotland

    In Scotland, the winds could reach gale-force speeds, with ground frost spotted in parts.

    Mr McGivern told the Mirror: "Jet stream really revving up during the next couple of days pushing these features in from the Atlantic deepening some areas of low pressure to the north of the UK and making it fairly unseasonable for most of us.”

    But it's not all bad news, with warmer weather set to return ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

  • Louis Allwood

    Three days of thunderstorms

    Brits will be blasted by three days of thunderstorms and downpours as a "revved up jet stream" moves in from the Atlantic.

    Sunseekers have so far basked in scorching May sunshine, with a roasting 27.5C marking the hottest day of the year so far.

    But Brits are now being urged to unpack their umbrellas, as an unseasonable spring chill and three-days of rain is set to hit the UK.

    Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said the week will bring "three days or so of rain, showers and a keen breeze especially on Wednesday and Thursday before the weather settles down for the weekend.”

    Today will bring "lively showers" to much of the UK – along with hail and thunder.

    And Wednesday will be no different, with "wet and windy weather" due to hit.

  • Louis Allwood

    Thunder and hail risk this evening

    Remaining areas of rain, locally heavy, over eastern England soon clearing, then all parts having a day of sunny spells and scattered showers, some heavy with risk of thunder and hail.

    Fewer showers and more sunshine in west this afternoon.

    Tonight showers in east will start fading, then dry with clear spells in central and eastern parts will begin to emerge.

    Cloudier and breezier in west and north with rain moving east, locally heavy in northwest Scotland.

  • The Sun

    In pictures: Brits take a dive in warm summer waters

    As temperatures rise across the country, Brits are flocking to parks and beaches to enjoy the sun.

    Here, two people can be seen taking a dip in the sea while enjoying the warm weather.

    This pleasant period may not last, however, with thunder predicted for next week.

  • The Sun

    Tuesday outlook: Sunshine and showers across most of the country

    The weather will not change much as we head into Tuesday, with the country experiencing, cloud, sunny spells and patches of rain. 

    Thunderstorms are also on the cards, with the Met Office reporting that they could impact the country at any moment. 

    It will be a windy day also, as 150mph winds from the North Atlantic smash into the UK.

  • The Sun

    Bank Holiday to be “warmest weekend of the year’ with temperatures hitting 27C

    According to Weather forecaster Jim Dale speaking to Express.co.uk, the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend will be a scorcher. 

    According to this expert, it is set to be the “warmest weekend of the year” with “near universal” sunshine across the country. 

    Temperatures are expected reach a sweltering 27C. 

    This will be good news for anyone looking to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, as parties take place across the nation.

  • The Sun

    Heavy rains could damage your lawn, here is how to fix it

    The coming heavy rain the UK has been experiencing combined with the hot dry weather could spell disaster for some gardens. However, all is not lost…

    Spring was unusually dry and cold recently. It seemed to have hit late this year with a wet May.

    Following heavy rain do not mow your grass once the rain has stopped. Add some fertiliser and leave it be for a couple of days.

    Keep an eye out for mushroom growth, if there are any, pull them out.

    Mow the grass once it is dry, but be careful to not cut it too short. The longer blades protect the ground from drying up.

  • The Sun

    Outlook for the week: Britain set of a stormy time

    The Met Office has reported that much of Britain will experience rainy weather throughout the middle of next week.

    Rainy spells will be interrupted by bouts of thunder, as wind increases.

    The organisation said: “Unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain for most, some heavy with a risk of thunder.

    “Windy on Wednesday and Thursday with further rain or showers. Temperatures near average.”

  • The Sun

    Bank Holiday to be “warmest weekend of the year’ with temperatures hitting 27C

    According to Weather forecaster Jim Dale speaking to Express.co.uk, the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend will be a scorcher. 

    According to this expert, it is set to be the “warmest weekend of the year” with “near universal” sunshine across the country. 

    Temperatures are expected reach a sweltering 27C. 

    This will be good news for anyone looking to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, as parties take place across the nation.

  • The Sun

    In pictures: Sunday surfers enjoy the sweltering heat

    As temperatures hit a staggering 24C on Sunday, Brits took to the nation’s beaches and parks to enjoy the sun. 

    Pictured here, three paddle boarders bask in the summer rays.

    Sadly, this weather did not last, the work week brought clouds, rain and the possibility of thunderstorms. 

    Graham Hunt/BNPS Paddle boarders on the calm sea enjoying the scorching hot sunshine at the seaside resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset.
  • The Sun

    Tuesday outlook: Sunshine and showers across most of the country

    The weather will not change much as we head into Tuesday, with the country experiencing, cloud, sunny spells and patches of rain. 

    Thunderstorms are also on the cards, with the Met Office reporting that they could impact the country at any moment. 

    It will be a windy day also, as 150mph winds from the North Atlantic smash into the UK.

  • The Sun

    Evening outlook: North and west England set for a rainy evening

    According to the Met Office, the Northern and Western areas of the country are set for a rather wet evening, as rain moves in from the west. 

    This evening could also see thunderstorms batter the UK, before clearing up later in the week. 

    While this week is set to be mild and wet, next week will be warmer. Good news for those looking to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

  • The Sun

    Nation set for sunny Jubilee week

    As the nation comes together to celebrate and honour Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, the weather will brighten up. 

    The cloud, rain and thunder of this week will clear, as temperatures increase and the sun comes out. 

    This will please Jubilee party goers, as street parties bask in the summer sun. 

    Reports have suggested that there will be over 70,000 separate street parties across the UK in the weeks to come.

  • The Sun

    150mph Atlantic winds to batter the UK this week

    In a strange event for this time of year, rapid and powerful winds from the North Atlantic are set to smash into Britain this week. 

    These winds will be coupled with rain and the potential of thunder. 

    In an annoucment, the Met Office said: “A 150mph jet stream will cross the north Atlantic to bring an unseasonably windy spell to the UK midweek.

    “Coastal gales are likely in the northwest on Wednesday and Thursday, there’s still some uncertainty in the details so keep an eye on the forecast over the coming days.”

  • Milica Cosic

    UK weather outlook for Wednesday and Thursday

    Spells of rain will clear eastern areas through the morning on Wednesday. Western areas will see sunshine and showers through the morning. In the afternoon, there will be sunny spells and showers.

    Thursday will be cloudy in northern areas with the risk of some rain. Other areas will see sunny spells.

  • Milica Cosic

    Forecast for tomorrow

    Tomorrow morning northern England and south-eastern Scotland will see spells of heavy rain.

    Other areas will see sunny spells with the risk of a shower. By the afternoon the rain will clear northern England and south-eastern Scotland.

    Sunshine and showers through the afternoon. Fresh westerly winds.

  • Milica Cosic

    Tonight's weather

    Through the night Wales, eastern Scotland, northern and central England will be overcast with showers merging into longer spells of more persistent rain.

    Northern Ireland and western Scotland will see clear spells. Southern England will see clear spells and showers.

    A moderate westerly breeze.

  • Milica Cosic

    Platinum Jubilee could see ‘hottest week of the YEAR’ 

    BRITS could swelter through the hottest day of the year before the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations – but there are fears the weekend may be a washout.

    Temperatures next week could exceed the current 2022 high of 27.5C, as Brits prepare to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the start of June.

    British Weather Services senior meteorologist Jim Dale said the heat could "ramp up" in the days before Brits mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne.

    He said: “I think as we approach that weekend it might well ramp up… on the run into that weekend we might see something that’s a little bit warmer – maybe even very warm.

  • The Sun

    Bank Holiday to be "warmest weekend of the year' with temperatures hitting 27C

    According to Weather forecaster Jim Dale speaking to Express.co.uk, the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend will be a scorcher.

    According to this expert, it is set to be the "warmest weekend of the year" with "near universal" sunshine across the country.

    Temperatures are expected reach a sweltering 27C.

    This will be good news for anyone looking to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, as parties take place across the nation.

  • The Sun

    June could be hottest EVER, bookies say

    Next month could go down as the hottest June on record, according to Ladbrokes.

    With hot weather on the way over the coming days, the bookies have already cut odds from 5/1 to just 2/1 on next month playing host to the hottest June EVER.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “A record-breaking hot June will more than make up for what looks set to be a miserable end to May, and the odds suggest that’s exactly what we could have.”

  • The Sun

    150mph Atlantic winds to batter the UK this week

    In a strange event for this time of year, rapid and powerful winds from the North Atlantic are set to smash into Britain this week. 

    These winds will be coupled with rain and the potential of thunder. 

    In an annoucment, the Met Office said: “A 150mph jet stream will cross the north Atlantic to bring an unseasonably windy spell to the UK midweek.

    “Coastal gales are likely in the northwest on Wednesday and Thursday, there’s still some uncertainty in the details so keep an eye on the forecast over the coming days.”

  • The Sun

    Tuesday outlook: Sunshine and showers across most of the country

    The weather will not change much as we head into Tuesday, with the country experiencing, cloud, sunny spells and patches of rain.

    Thunderstorms are also on the cards, with the Met Office reporting that they could impact the country at any moment.

    It will be a windy day also, as 150mph winds from the North Atlantic smash into the UK.

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