Britain will wake up in "dry and sunny conditions" after being hit by two inches of rain, 65 mph wind and even snowstorms in the north after a week of washout.
Upside-down British weather lived up to its overnight reputation as some areas looked decidedly wintry after hail and snow showers less than 48 hours after a September heatwave ended.
However, the calmer weather is expected to make a comeback this morning. Temperatures stay around 50 ° F, but the "dry and sunny conditions" last all day.
A forecast by the meteo group indicated that the country "would have a clear and cold start with early frost pacts that will soon become clear".
It added, "It will be a fine day then as it will be dry and bright with lots of sunshine, but spotty clouds will form which offer a chance for showers, mainly in eastern areas."
In the evening there will be more "rain outbreaks" in the south-east of England, so the sequel.
Storm hit parts of the north of England as temperatures plummeted to -5 ° C in Scotland after a late hot rush earlier in the week that saw mercury soar to 26 ° C in southern England.
It came as England had its first couple of evenings with new measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. All pubs, bars and restaurants had to close at 10pm last night to comply with this week's new rules.
Upside-down British weather lived up to its overnight reputation as some areas looked decidedly wintry after hail and snow showers less than 48 hours after a September heatwave ended. Dark clouds rumble over the River Thames at Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
The calmer weather is expected to make a comeback this morning. Temperatures stay around 50 ° F, but the "dry and sunny conditions" last all day. A forecast by the Meteogroup indicated that the country would "have a clear and cold start with early frost pacts that will soon become clear". Pictured wind and rain yesterday at Heacham in Norfolk
People out and about on a cold, stormy day by the River Thames at Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire. It came as England had its first evenings with new measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. All pubs, bars and restaurants had to close at 10 p.m. on Thursday evening to comply with this week's new rules.
Highs of just 15 ° C are expected in England this weekend, although sunshine is expected in many parts of the country, just a few days after temperatures more closely resemble an August day on the Mediterranean.
Drivers across West Yorkshire, including Bradford and Leeds, battled temporary hail damage in snow showers Thursday, while stormy conditions at nearby Baildon and Shipley led to reports of flash floods.
Breathtaking images and videos captured the thunderstorm and the consequences that sleet, snow and mud left on the streets on Thursday.
Parts of Leeds, West York, were hit by an unusual storm that hit the street with hail the size of golf balls.
Thunder and lightning also hit parts of the city with localized flooding reported on streets and power cuts.
Carey Davies, who took pictures of the storm, said, “A furious thunderstorm, electricity gone, the world instantly turned to winter. Another classic prank for 2020. & # 39;
Winds of up to 100 km / h hit the east of England yesterday as huge waves crashed into the coast of Seaham in Durham
Westminster, London commuters were hit by a downpour on Friday morning as they waited for a bus in the autumn weather
Strong winds hit parts of the northeast causing stormy seas at Tynemouth Pier in Newcastle this morning
In windy conditions on the Dorset coast, surfers have emerged to take advantage of the strong waves on Boscombe Beach
Ian Cormack snapped a shocking picture of sleet and mud on the road after his usual 30-minute commute home from work was three times as long.
He said, “I drove home and it usually takes about half an hour, it took me an hour and a half, it was so bad.
“The streets were full of sleet, snow and hail, I had to divert and cover a longer distance.
“I parked my car and took the picture, it was pretty shocking to be honest.
When I left Keighley at 4:30 a.m. it was fine, but when I got to Ilkley Moor there was a storm and it was three degrees.
“I've never seen anything like it in September. It's just typical of this year, it's the high point of 2020. & # 39;
One social media user said, "From nice weather to this in just two days, I can't make it up to you."
Another added: "This is typical for 2020".
Met Office forecaster John Griffiths said the storms were caused by a low pressure system across much of the UK and sun-warmed land, enough to "heat the cold air in the air and create these thunderstorms."
Conditions stayed cool and eastern England felt especially cold with persistent rain and strong north winds. The area was placed under two weather warnings from the Met Office for the rest of the day.
Strong winds hit the coast of England yesterday and waves pounded the coasts of Newcastle and Seaham to the northeast.
Heavy rain and wind hit parts of east England yesterday with temperatures not exceeding 10 ° C.
People are still on their way to the beach in Dorset but they adjusted for much colder temperatures and cloudy skies yesterday as the wind was causing big waves
The Met Office said a rainy area developed in the southern North Sea last night and pushed into parts of Lincolnshire and Norfolk, with persistent and heavy downpours that could bring up to 60mm of rain.
Forecasters added that buildup of up to 40mm is fairly common and could cause flooding in homes and businesses before the rain gradually subsides that afternoon and evening
Meanwhile, a period of strong north winds developed in East Anglia this morning and continued well into the evening, with gusts of 45 to 55 miles per hour at times and 60 to 65 miles per hour in coastal areas.
People in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk were warned of "delays in road, rail, air and ferry transport" and "delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges", as well as "short-term blackouts and other services". .
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