UK weather forecast LIVE – Hailstorms could RUIN Queen's Jubilee plans for Brits with street parties at risk of FLOODING

CHAOS could hit Britons’ Jubilee plans on Sunday as hailstorms are expected.

Lightning storms and power cuts could be triggered by the disruptive weather.

The news could not come at a worse time as Sunday marks the final day of Jubilee celebrations.

Read our UK weather live blog below for the latest forecasts and info…

  • Joseph Gamp

    Drivers warned to look out for spray and flooding

    Anyone heading out on the roads has been warned to be on the lookout for spray and flooding which could make driving hazardous.

    The conditions could also see road closures as well as cancellations on public transport.

    “The fact the bank holiday coincide with the end of half-term in many places has the potential to put some extra pressure on the road network, so planning a journey carefully is important to beat the worst of any queues,” Rod Dennis, the RAC traffic spokesman said.

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    Check details for weather in your local area

    A Met Office spokesperson urged people to check their local forecast for specific details about their area.

    It suggested people have back-up plans for any proposed parties in case events have to be called off due to the weather.

    Andy Page, the Met Office chief meteorologist said: “Many places within the warning area are unlikely to see a thunderstorm at all, but those places that do see one could well see impacts from heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes.

    “A few places could see up to 20 – 30mm of rain within an hour, with a small chance of 50mm in two to three hours, most likely near the south coast.  The risk of thunderstorms eases as we go through Saturday morning.

    "However, as this band of warm air continues to push further north across the UK there is a risk of more thunderstorms and heavy downpours on Sunday.

    “We will be monitoring this risk and may need to issue another warning when the potential for impacts becomes clearer. Please keep an eye on the forecast for your area regularly for any updates.”

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    End of June forecast

    Confidence for this period is low, however for the second half of June the UK will possibly be under the influence of slightly higher pressure to the southwest, with a chance of above average rainfall for the time of year.

    Temperatures generally around or a little above average for much of the time, which would allow for some short-lived spells of warm or hot weather, especially in the southeast – as would normally be expected in summer.

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    Dry, fine and chilly across Scotland and Northern Ireland

    Expect fine, dry and chilly weather across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland, according to the Met Office.

    Elsewhere there should be variable cloud with showers and a continuing chance of thundery downpours in central and southern parts of the UK.

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    'Split fortunes weather-wise this afternoon' says Met Office

    The weather agency tweeted: "Lots of warm sunshine across most of Scotland, Northern Ireland & northern England.

    "Cloudier and cooler further south with the risk of heavy, thundery showers at times.

    "Cooler near North Sea coasts."

  • Matt Snape

    London and south-east England forecast

     Cloud should break to leave a brighter afternoon with some sunny spells, though there remains a chance of isolated showers, according to the Met Office.

     Maximum temperature is 22 °C.

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    Rain and thunderstorms impact Jubilee parties

    Severe warnings of thunderstorms on Saturday have been issued by forecasters.

    The Guardian reports that a yellow weather warning is in place on Saturday in south-west England, with a chance of flooding, damage to buildings, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds – as well as the risk of travel delays and cancellations of train and bus services.

    Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England, in contrast, will enjoy sunshine and balmy temperatures on day three of the bank holiday weekend.

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    Split weather fortunes for Britons

    Britons face a mixture of weather fortunes today.

    Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England are enjoying lots of sunshine.

    North Sea coasts are cool.

    However, the south is cloudier and cooler with risk of thunder.

  • Matt Snape

    Hailstorms this Sunday could jeopardise Jubilee plans

    Jubilee celebrations could be threatened by thunderstorms. reports that lightning storms and hailstorms could trigger power cuts.

    Many plans for Jubilee events could be thrown into chaos.

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    Yellow weather warning issued

    A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office.

    Thunderstorms are expected across much of England and Wales.

    See how your area may be affected by them here:

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    Heavy showers throughout England

    England has been affected by heavy showers.

    However, North Sea cloud across eastern areas is breaking up inland.

    Most of the thunderstorm has been concentrated in the south.

    You can view a map here:

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    Sunshine in Scotland and Northern Ireland from Monday

    Scotland and Northern Ireland should expect sunshine from Monday to Wednesday.

    The weather is more changeable elsewhere, though, with spells of rain or showers.  

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    Thundery downpours set to continue into Sunday

    Sunday’s weather forecast is looking grim as there is a risk of showers and thundery downpours.

    There will be mostly cloud in the south.

    Sunny spells are expected in central and western Scotland.

  • Matt Snape

    Dry, fine and chilly across Scotland and Northern Ireland

    Expect fine, dry and chilly weather across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland, according to the Met Office.

    Elsewhere there should be variable cloud with showers and a continuing chance of thundery downpours in central and southern parts of the UK.

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    UK Jubilee weather forecast: Dry but cloudy and cool near North Sea

    As Brits continue to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, they should expect it to be dry in most places.

    The Met Office reported that it should be cloudy and cool near some North Sea coasts.

    Elsewhere in central and western Scotland, it should be sunny and warm.

  • Matt Snape

    Expect thunder in the south

    Thundery downpours and showers should be expected in the south today, according to the Met Office .

    Generally, the outlook for today in the south of England is rather cloudy.

    As the Jubilee celebrations continue, some warm bright spells should develop at times.

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    Belfast forecast today

    Early mist and low cloud soon dispersing to leave a fine, dry day with plenty of sunshine.

    Becoming warm by the afternoon and winds will stay light with maximum temperatures of 20 °C.

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    Thunderstorm warning today

    THE MET Office have released a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, set to cause havoc today during the Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

    Brits look set to be battered by showers and thunder today according to the Met Office.

    The Met Office have said: "There is the possibility of thunderstorms moving north into southern counties of England during the early hours of Saturday, these then easing later in the morning.

    "Many places will miss the worst of them, but where they do occur frequent lightning and heavy rain is possible.

    "A few places could see 20-30 mm of rain within an hour, with a small chance of 50 mm in 2-3 hours, most likely near the south coast."

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    Edinburgh Sunday to Tuesday forecast

    High pressure will maintain mostly dry, settled weather for the rest of the weekend and into next week.

    Overnight mist and low cloud mostly clearing each day leaving sunny spells.

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    Edinburgh forecast today

    A dry day with cloud burning back to east coast where a few patches may linger all day.

    Plenty of sunshine inland and becoming warm with maximum temperatures of 21 °C.

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    Cloudy in Cardiff on Sunday

    Cooler and mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain or showers, heavy and potentially thundery, through Sunday and Monday.

    Sunny spells and scattered showers on Tuesday.

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    Cardiff forecast today

    Showers, occasionally heavy and thundery, especially at first, spreading northwest through the morning.

    Drier for the afternoon, though some showers lingering in the west. Breezy, particularly downwind of high ground with maximum temperatures of 21 °C.

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    Long-range forecast for Saturday to Monday

    The Met Office has given its predictions for what’s in store this week.

    Forecasters have said there will be, “generally more settled conditions for most initially, with plenty of fine, sunny weather. Cloudiest conditions likely for the far north with the odd spot of light rain, perhaps more persistent across Shetland.

    “Some showers, potentially heavy, may clip the far south or southeast over the weekend, but most areas remaining dry. Unsettled conditions are likely to return into the new week, with rain and strong winds arriving from the west.

    “Temperatures generally close to average, but locally warm mainly in the north and west, and feeling warm in the sunshine, but still cool by night. Settled weather then returns, likely bringing drier conditions to western areas.

    “Cloudier conditions and showers may remain in the east.

    “Temperatures generally above average, but likely to be normal to rather cool in the northeast.”

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    What to expect from today’s thunderstorm warning

    What to expect:

    • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
    • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
    • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
    • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

    Odds slashed on record-breaking Jubilee washout

    Ladbrokes have slashed the odds on this month going down as the wettest June on record. 

    With heavy rain soon set to dampen the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, the bookies have slashed odds IN HALF from 4/1 to just 2/1 on this entering the record books as the wettest June EVER. 

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Things are set to get a whole lot wetter, and if the latest odds are anything to go by we could be on course for record-breaking June rain.”

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