UK weather: Flash Flood warning as temperatures hit 31C this weekend

Britain is looking forward to one of the warmest weekends of the year so far, but many have been warned to also expect flash flooding.


by Ellie Hooper |
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As temperatures reach 31C in some places this weekend, the Met Office have warned that spectacular storms could follow - with the potential to cause flash flooding.

Large parts of England and Wales have been put on a yellow warning level, with a ‘be aware’ severe weather warning running from 7PM tonight till midday Saturday.

Edinburgh basks in the sunshine
Edinburgh basks in the sunshine

The Met Office said: ‘Isolated heavy, and possible severe, thunderstorms are expected to develop on Friday evening across parts of England and Wales.’

‘These are likely to become more frequent later and spread northwards towards southern Scotland. Some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding, with large hail and frequent lightning also possible hazards.’

The highest temperature predicted for Saturday will be in East Anglia, where it is expected to his 31C by the afternoon.

Elsewhere in the country - the capital will bask in temperatures of up to 28C (good news for anyone heading to Wireless festival!), while Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle will also enjoy temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

The south coast will actually be marginally cooler, with places such as Portsmouth, Brighton and Bournemouth averaging just over 20.

Suncream and umberellas at the ready everyone!

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