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Thunderstorms set to bring Jubilee celebrations to soggy end as Royals arrive in Wales

04 Jun 2022 2 minute read
Prince William. By Frankie Fouganthin (CC 4.0) Right, the Met Office weather warning

Thunderstorms are threatening to put a dampener of this weekend’s Jubilee as members of the Royal family arrive in Wales as part of the weekend’s events.

The Met Office has a yellow warning in place for thunderstorms across much of England and Wales from midnight until 6pm on Sunday evening.

The warning comes as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived with two of their children at Cardiff Castle.

William and Kate, alongside Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, seven, visited the capital ahead of a performance in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The concert in the castle’s grounds will include performances from Welsh singers Bonnie Tyler and Aled Jones.

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The visit is one of a number members of the royal household are carrying out across the nations of the United Kingdom to mark the Jubilee, which risks coming to a soggy end on the final day of celebrations.

Forecasters said the weather may cause travel disruption, with flooding possible in some areas.

Heavy rain, and potentially even hail, will batter down on Platinum Jubilee street parties. The Met Office said some places could see 15-20mm in an hour, and even up to 50mm.

Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates said he would not rule out rain for Saturday night’s Party At The Palace in central London.

“There’s a potential for a shower there,” he said, adding: “I think the shower risk overall is low, but the later we go into the evening that shower risk does come up.”

Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, George Ezra, and Eurovision 2022 runner-up Sam Ryder are among the celebrity acts preparing to entertain a live crowd of 22,000 people in the front of Buckingham Palace.

Friday brought sudden, heavy downpours to Wales, with the seaside town of Criccieth receiving 92mm of rain in just six hours. Homes and businesses were left damaged and some roads impassable.


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Quornby
Quornby
6 months ago

Oh dear me.

Tim
Tim
6 months ago

There goes my erection!

Phil
Phil
6 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Can I help?

whatismyname
whatismyname
6 months ago

Haleliwia, seems the heavens are taking Cymru’s side

thuggee
thuggee
6 months ago

if russia were to choose this afternoon to nuke the uk, i think we’d all appreciate it.

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
6 months ago

What is this Jubilee Celebration thing? It seems to be all over the Media but the lived experience here in Aberystwyth is everything going on as usual. That is, of course, excepting CycleFest our annual celebration of all things cycling which was well attended. Lots of flags too but only Y Ddraig Goch as should be the case in Cymru. There seemed to be a campervan bunfight on one of the camp sites with a few Union flags but presumably that would be Englanders on holiday contributing to our local economy.

Llinos
Llinos
6 months ago

It’s only some weather. Are these empire types unable to cope with some damp?

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