UK weather forecast – Heavy showers and thunder to batter Scotland and the North today after ‘month of rain falls in two hours’

MORE heavy showers are set to batter parts of the UK today after thunderstorms and downpours sparked flooding over the past 24 hours.

The Met Office warned there would be heavy rain across southeast Scotland, northeast England and eastern England.

The Met Office warned there would be heavy rain across southeast Scotland, northeast England and eastern England
The Met Office warned there would be heavy rain across southeast Scotland, northeast England and eastern England

Northern Scotland and Northern Ireland will be cloudier with some light rain.

Later in the evening there is a risk of thundery showers in eastern Scotland and the far north-east of England, according to Meteogroup.

In stark contrast, widespread warm and sunny spells are expected in the south of the UK.

There could even be highs of 24C in Brighton, London and Southampton.

It comes after more than a month’s worth of rain fell in just a few hours on Wednesday evening.

Parts of Dingwall in the Highlands were flooded after the biblical downpours.

Forecasters also warned a month’s worth of rain fell could fall in two hours on Thursday night.

Meteorologist Emma Smith said 30mm of rain could fall in one hour, while 50mm could fall in two to three hours.

The average amount of rainfall in July for the UK as a whole is 70mm, while the July average for England is 55-56mm – meaning that almost a month’s worth of rainfall could fall in a couple of hours.

In Balmoral – where the Royal Family has a Scottish holiday home – 21 mm fell in one thunderstorm between 3pm and 4pm on Thursday.

Conditions look as though they may improve over the weekend, with widespread sunshine expected on Saturday.

Although the odd shower is possible, most likely on the Pennines or Scottish mountains, according to the Met Office.

Most places will stay dry, bright and warm, especially in the west, on Sunday.

But on Tuesday, heavy showers may break out in some western parts.

Later in the evening there is a risk of thundery showers in eastern Scotland and the far north-east of England
Later in the evening there is a risk of thundery showers in eastern Scotland and the far north-east of England

Cars plough through a flooded street in Whitley Bay after a heavy downpour yesterday
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Cars plough through a flooded street in Whitley Bay after a heavy downpour yesterday[/caption]

There were also heavy downpours at the end of last month
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There were also heavy downpours at the end of last month[/caption]


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