Storms are coming to the UK this weekend, weather experts have warned – with one pinpointing the “hotspot” of the country.
Jim Dale, Founder and Senior Meteorological Consultant at British Weather Services, told Express.co.uk that the storms will start as early as this evening, detailing how different parts of the country will be hit with torrential rain and thunder.
He said storms will begin today in Northern Ireland, before picking up over the weekend.
Mr Dale explained: “On Saturday, most people will stay dry and warm to very warm.
“But there will be scattered thundery or heavy outbreaks of rain.
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“Most of these will be where the convergence of the winds are – starting early in the southwest, then later in the north and the northeast.
“You’ve got the warm air pushing up and meeting the colder air of the North Sea.
“It’s sporadic stuff, but people do need to be aware as they do their normal day-to-day activities.”
The Met Office earlier today issued a 25-hour yellow weather warning for storms in the UK.
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However, on Sunday there will be a “hotspot” in north Wales, with the possibility of “a bit of Northern Ireland as well, or northwest England” being caught up in continued storms, said Mr Dale.
His predictions come as the bookies slash odds for the UK to experience its wettest July on record – shifting the odds from 6/4 to just 10/11.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Brits will soon be swapping beach towels for brollies in what looks set to be a record-breaking July washout.”
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Mr Dale added that Brits need to “watch their backs” as the same air stream causing mass flooding and disruption in Zaragoza, Spain, is moving towards the UK
He said: “You always can get one of those massive downpours that can do a lot of damage very quickly in various ways. So that is not out of the question. But it would probably be isolated if it does.”
But the coming rains are not accompanied by a drop in temperature, with the Met predicting some parts of the country to be met with highs of as much as 28C today and 30C on Saturday.
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