UK weather: Met Office warn of thunder storms, flood warnings and hail as summer gets off to rainy start

Thunder storms and hail - but temperatures to hit 25C
Summer hasn’t exactly got off to a brilliant start (Picture: PA)

Britain is bracing for thunderstorms, floods and even hail storms over the weekend.

Saturday is expected to see the most severe weather – with heavy downpours of 10mm of rain per hour but with temperatures hitting 25C.

The Met Office, which classes June 1 as the first day of summer, has issued early weather warnings.

Thunder storms will come rumbling into the south-west on Friday before sweeping across the UK over Saturday and Sunday.

There is a possibility of hail as well.

Friday night: the calm before the storm (Picture: Met Office)
Friday 1am: the calm before the storm (Picture: Met Office)
The most severe weather will strike on Saturday with thunder and hail, but temperatures topping 25C (Picture: Met Office)
The most severe weather will strike on Saturday with thunder and hail, but temperatures topping 25C (Picture: Met Office)
It doesn't look any better as we go into Sunday evening (Picture: Met Office)
It doesn’t look any better as we go into Sunday evening (Picture: Met Office)

A spokesperson for the Met Office told the Metro.co.uk: ‘It’s not ideal summer weather’.

‘There is potential for some heavy rainfall in places and some localised flooding.

‘The weather will come in to the South East of England and gradually push its way north-west across the country.

‘It’s down to a combination of factors, high pressure sweeping weather fronts across the UK and an area of low pressure down to the south-west.

Experts are expecting more unsettled weather early next week.

4 June 2014 | 6:21 am – Source: metro.co.uk
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