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Weather warnings in place as thunderstorms and rain forecast for Monday

12 Jun 2023 2 minute read
The Met Office have released further weather warnings following a weekend of warm weather and thundery downpours

Yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms and rain are in place for much of Wales on Monday, with warm temperatures set to linger throughout the week.

Four yellow thunderstorm warnings are in place from 12pm to 9pm on Monday and cover most of Wales, parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, much of southern England and the Midlands.

The Met Office says people in these areas should be conscious of the potential for sudden flooding and transport difficulties.

Meanwhile, a yellow warning for rain has been released covering Wales until 9am on Monday.

The forecast follows a weekend of scorching temperatures and heavy rainfall.

Two yellow weather warnings for rain and thunderstorms have been issued for large parts of Wales


Met Office meteorologist Dan Stroud said: “One or two spots have had quite significant rainfall in a short period.

“On Monday, we’re expecting a fine and hot start, temperatures rising fairly quickly during the course of the morning under strong early summer sunshine and that’s likely to spark a few thundery showers.

“Parts of Wales and England will see 30mm of rain in an hour, 60 to 80mm in some spots.

“North parts of Northern Ireland, south-west Scotland and the Highlands could see 20 to 30mm of rain in an hour during the thunderstorms, and 40 to 50mm in some spots.

“Potentially we are looking at a month’s worth of rain falling.

“The highest temperatures will be around Birmingham and in Wales.

“It will widely be 24C to 28C on Monday, with some spots sitting at the 30C to 32C mark.

“It will be warmer than Monaco, where it has hit 24.7C on Sunday and is expected to be 22 to 24C on Monday.”

Slightly cooler temperatures are on the way from Tuesday onwards, with Thursday and Friday in the mid-high 20s, the forecaster added.

Mr Stroud said: “We are likely to see the hot weather continue although high pressure is starting to build in.

“That’s going to kill off the showers and moving into next week the temperature will dip slightly to the mid to high 20s.”

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