BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns Britons to brace for ‘heavy, thundery’ washouts

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BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood warned thundery washouts will widely bring to an end to the weekend sunshine.

BBC Weather meteorologist Carol Kirkwood said sunshine and downpours will widely intersect through the week as low pressure and humidity are set to spark heavy rain. Ms Kirkwood said the warm sunshine is due to trigger showers across England during the afternoon before slowing down in the evening. The BBC Weather forecaster said: “As we go through this week, the weather is going to be similar to yesterday, in that we’re looking at sunshine and heavy, thundery showers.

“What we have this morning is a lot of low cloud, especially across parts of Scotland and northern England but we’ve got some mist and fog in other parts of the UK as well.

“Most of that will lift but you’ll find across the northeast we’ll hang on to it. Further south though, through the afternoon, lots of dry weather, lots of warm sunshine, that will trigger some showers, most of them will be across parts of the Midlands, in across Wales as well and in the west but we’ll see some in the east.

“Northern Ireland is not immune and neither is Scotland. Look at the difference in the temperatures, 14C in Aberdeen under a low cloud and 17C as we push towards Stornoway.”

Ms Kirkwood forecast the mild evening and night will lead to further, more widespread, showers on Tuesday.

She continued: “Through this evening and overnight, many of these showers will tend to fade.

“Once again, we’ll have a repeat performance, we’ll have the sea fret and the haar coming in this otherwise low cloud mist and fog across parts of Scotland and also northern England.

“Temperatures are going to be very similar to the night just gone so it’s going to be a mild night, with temperatures in double figures. Low pressure is still very much dominating our weather and we’ve got a weather front out toward the west, but with the low pressure once again we’re looking at a lot of showers developing.”

Ms Kirkwood added: “If anything tomorrow, as the low pressure, is a little bit to the east, we’ll see more widespread showers than we’re going to of today.

“So we start off on a relatively dry note, we’ll hang on to some of this coastal fog as well and then we’ll see the showers develop through the course of today.

“And they’re going to be heavy, and they are going to be thundery.”

Despite the rainy start of the week, the Met Office’s latest long-range forecast has shown Britons will once again be basking in the basking sunshine soon.

Temperatures are expected to remain on the high side despite the early washouts while the sizzling sunshine takes a short break ahead of a long stint in control.

Britons can expect to bask in scorching temperatures over the weekend, as the warm weather covers much of the UK – particularly the midlands and northern Scotland.

The mercury is set to soar to 27C on Sunday June 21 as the east coast sees the best of the sizzling sunshine.

As we head into the last week of June, Met Office meteorologist Matthew Box expects drier and brighter interludes to breakthrough as temperatures near their yearly average.

But Mr Box also warned: “There is always a chance of some showery conditions.

“They are going to be interspersed by drier sunnier interludes.”

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