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UK Weather: Washout weekend continues as Britain prepares for more thunder and heavy rain


The British are ready for another washout today. Thunder and heavy rain will hit the country again after heavy showers and even a tornado swept through Britain yesterday.

Although it's midsummer, the windy and unsettled conditions are expected to continue well into the next week. Rain is forecast until Thursday.

This morning there will be sunny sections in most areas, and although occasional showers will develop, some southern and eastern parts will remain dry.

However, it gets windy in the far northwest, and later it rains longer, which means an abrupt end to the mini heat wave.

Yesterday there was a yellow thunderstorm warning with thunder and lightning in the south until midnight, and although forecasters say that today will be less intense, a rumble was heard later.

Despite the expected downpours again today, the temperatures will remain relatively high, with peak values ​​of 24 ° C in the south of the country and persistent wet conditions.

It comes after a tornado broke through Northampton at around 8 p.m. yesterday and damaged homes and allotments. The footage shows the Twister throwing debris into the air, knocking over entire scales and lifting fence panels off the floor.

A Met Office spokesman said: “For most of the UK, it will be another day of sunshine and showers today. Temperatures are still warm in the southeast, but it is getting cooler elsewhere.

The British are ready for another washout today. Thunder and heavy rain will hit the country again after heavy showers and thunder yesterday. Pictured: Two women sheltered from the rain near Clapham Common in south London last night

A group of people shelters themselves from the rain last night under a tree on Clapham Common in southwestern London. More rain is forecast today

A group of people shelters themselves from the rain last night under a tree on Clapham Common in southwestern London. More rain is forecast today

A tornado in Northampton last night

A tornado in Northampton last night

Pictures taken by affected residents last night showed a tornado racing through an area of ​​Northampton

A tornado raced through Northampton and damaged houses and allotments yesterday at 8pm. The consequences of chaos are shown

A tornado raced through Northampton and damaged houses and allotments yesterday at 8pm. The consequences of chaos are shown

“A sunny start for most on Sunday mornings, but with showers that come quickly from the west and showers that develop during the day. Some of them could sometimes be heavy with the strange rumble of thunder.

& # 39; Temperatures for this time of year will be average, reaching 23 and 24 ° C in the south and southeast.

“We will continue to see some showers until Sunday evening, and persistent rain is moving to parts of Scotland. It will rain even more, especially on Monday and also showers. & # 39;

Britain is experiencing more rain and thunder today after raining heavily yesterday. Pictured: buyers wearing face masks in Bath brave a heavy downpour on Saturday

Britain is experiencing more rain and thunder today after raining heavily yesterday. Pictured: buyers wearing face masks in Bath brave a heavy downpour on Saturday

Heavy rain disturbs pubs and restaurants last night during the restoration of the lock in Battersea, south London

Heavy rain disturbs pubs and restaurants last night during the restoration of the lock in Battersea, south London

Tonight it will rain in the far north west and soon the clouds from the south west will thicken, leading to outbreaks of rain in much of England, Wales, South and Scotland and Northern Ireland.

On Monday it will rain even more, some heavily, gradually clearing eastwards, to leave behind some sunny intervals and some showers. It gets windy with some strong winds on the south and west coast.

Also for bars and restaurants that have recently reopened with outdoor areas, the weekend flood will be a cruel blow to companies trying to recover from the closure.

After yesterday's tornado in Northampton Locals reported that bricks were torn from roofs, power lines fell, and trampolines and trash cans were lifted from gardens.

After yesterday's Northampton tornado, locals reported that bricks were torn from roofs, power lines fell, and trampolines and trash cans were lifted from gardens

After yesterday's Northampton tornado, locals reported that bricks were torn from roofs, power lines fell, and trampolines and trash cans were lifted from gardens

The picture shows the destruction of Moulton Allotments in Northampton after a tornado was torn through the area last night

The picture shows the destruction of Moulton Allotments in Northampton after a tornado was torn through the area last night

The Twister landed in Northampton at 8pm on Saturday (25/7) when strong winds and storms hit the area

Recordings of the tornado

The Twister landed in Northampton at around 8 p.m. on Saturday, when strong winds and storms hit the area

Moulton resident Joe Minney said, “My bathroom window opened and my blind was torn out of the fasteners. My trash cans were blown up and the trash was thrown really high into the air.

“All they could hear was the roar of the wind as the tornado raced through the back of the house and the allotments. Fortunately, we have an eight-foot wall that surrounds our garden, so no fences fell off.

& # 39; But it was crazy. The door was open to let in a breeze, but I never expected a tornado to come by. I couldn't physically close the back door. It was all over so quickly, maybe 30 seconds or so. & # 39;

Forecasters predict a changing start of school holidays with unexplained conditions that last until at least the first week of August.

The Met Office's forecast for the rest of the coming week states: "The unresolved issue is likely to continue with occasional showers and strong winds, which are dominated by sunny periods in large parts of the country."

Further rains and strong winds are expected in early August, with the "best of all drier weather" in the south.

"In general, it is likely that much of the country will be cooler when it gets warmer in the southeast," added the Met Office.

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