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BBC Weather: Atlantic storms threaten summer heat as Storm Kyle crashes into UK

BBC Weather’s Ben Rich forecast low pressure across northern Europe with high winds expected in Northern Ireland. Warm air in Paris and Berlin will reach highs of 30C before temperatures plummet by the weekend. England and Wales bore the brunt of the thunderstorms on Monday after flash flooding caused disruption to parts of southern England.

Mr Rich said: “Low pressure swinging in from the Atlantic will have various effects on the weather in Europe over the next few days.

“It will bring some very heavy rain northwards across France into the British Isles. You can see more bands of rain waiting in the wings.

“But as this low pressure spins its way in, it’s going to start to draw some warmer air into Paris on Wednesday at 23C.

“As that warmer air wafts its way northwards it is going to be a much warmer day with 30C.

“There will be some showers and thunderstorms in Belarus, Ukraine and down into Romania and Bulgaria.

“Much of the Mediterranean is looking dry with sunshine.

“You can see Paris and Berline up to 31C but that heat is short-lived, by Friday Paris will be down by mid-20s.

“It will get cooler through the weekend in London as well.”

Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said that by Wednesday “it is set to get unusually windy for the time of year”.

The Met Office said: “Low pressure systems will continue to dominate the weather this week so further rain is coming, but we will also see things turning windier and eventually we will lose the humid air and it will turn fresher.”

It has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain through the centre of Scotland and into the borders region on Tuesday from 1pm to 9pm.

Some places could experience bursts of 20-25mm of rainfall in an hour or up to 50mm in a few hours, according to Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst.


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The showers, which could lead to properties being flooded, road closures and transport delays, are set to ease by Tuesday evening.

The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood alerts for parts of the Midlands around Birmingham.

Mr Dewhurst said: “England and Wales continue to have sunshine and showers, some of the showers could be heavy with thunder, but overall the showers will probably be less frequent compared to the last few days and not quite as intense.”

Parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland are likely to record heavier showers. In Scotland, these showers were likely to “merge into spells of heavy rain”.

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