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Weather forecast UK TODAY – Rain storms threaten to soak Glastonbury as unsettled weather continues

GLASTO is at risk of being completely ruined as rain and thunderstorms hit the legendary festival, report the Met Office.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for today as thunder and lightning will batter much of the UK.

Even festival goers attending Glastonbury could be affected, as the show falls within the bounds of the warning.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “The only thing that we have to be aware of is there is, an albeit small but not tiny, risk of some intense thundery downpours, particularly tomorrow.

“Chances of Glastonbury itself actually getting hit by one is very small. So hopefully they stay fine.

“The warning talks of the risk of 40 to 60 millimetres of rain falling in just a few hours, large hail, frequent lightning, that kind of thing.

“So it could be quite damaging. But the risk is very small of it actually hitting the Glastonbury site.”

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

  • Highs of 21C in London today

    Generally dry with sunny spells and temperatures a little lower compared to Friday.

    However, an odd afternoon and evening shower can’t be ruled out.

    Breezy away from the southeast with maximum temperatures of 21 °C.

  • Manchester’s Saturday to Tuesday forecast

    A bright and largely dry start to Saturday with blustery showers developing through the day, heavy at times and potentially thundery, but with sunny spells in between.

    It will begin feeling fresher than of late with maximum temperatures of 20 °C.

    Windy for all on Sunday with a continued risk of heavy showers.

    Winds easing for Monday ahead of more persistent rain potentially arriving on Tuesday.

    Temperatures around the seasonal average.

  • Cardiff forecast today

    Blustery showers spreading across the country, heavy at times and possibly thundery, but with sunny spells in between.

    Remaining breezy, particularly along western coasts.

    Feeling fresher than of late with maximum temperatures of 20 °C.

  • Edinburgh to see highs of 21C today

    Mainly dry with sunny spells.

    A few sharp showers breaking out in afternoon and early evening.

    Still quite warm with southerly winds becoming strong over Galloway with maximum temperatures of 21 °C.

  • Could the warm weather make a return?

    Some forecasters believe the warmth could return towards the end of next week.

    Brian Gaze of The Weather Outlook said some models suggest scorching 32C sunshine in central and eastern England on Thursday.

    There are “some blow torch runs” in summertime forecasts which “definitely needs watching”.

    Another four heatwaves have been predicted by the time the season ends, with temperatures reaching “well into the high 30s”.

  • Eight DAYS of rain on the way

    The stunning June heatwave will fizzle out as eight days of storms lash the country from today – but balmy heat will return soon.

    Brits have basked in glorious sunshine this week, with the mercury rocketing to a sweltering 28C as revellers enjoyed their first Glastonbury Festival since 2019.

    But the Met Office has now warned of flooding at Worthy Farm as torrential downpours threaten the fun.

    A new weather warning for thunderstorms is in place from Edinburgh in Scotland to Wakefield in West Yorkshire between 1pm and 10pm today.

    And temperatures will plunge as the weekend begins.

    Chief forecaster Paul Gundersen said the weather “will return to near normal for the time of year”, with highs of just 20C by the weekend.

    “The unsettled pattern is expected to continue to dominate into the start of next week,” he said.

    His colleague Alex Deakin said low pressure will be the “dominant feature” of the weekend.

    “If you’re not a fan of the warmth and humidity, then there’s good news, because this cold front is going to sweep away all that and introduce much fresher air,” he said.

  • UK staycation destinations that will get the most sun this summer

    Flight cancellations and airport chaos are ruining foreign holidays for thousands of Brits this summer.

    However, holidaymakers don’t have to go abroad in order to soak up the sun.

    Some recent research has revealed the best places to visit in the UK in order to avoid the rain, as well as the travel disruption.

    The list, produced by Evans Halshaw, was created after analysing weather data for over 1,000 popular UK holiday destinations, in order to work out where has the most hours of sunlight.

    The analysis considered the weather during April, July and October.

    Coming out in joint top spot, with an average of 194 hours of 16C sun per month, were Bognor Regis in Sussex and Folkestone in Kent.

    The two seaside towns are statistically the sunniest in the country, according to the research.

  • Manchester’s Saturday to Tuesday forecast

    A bright and largely dry start to Saturday with blustery showers developing through the day, heavy at times and potentially thundery, but with sunny spells in between.

    It will begin feeling fresher than of late with maximum temperatures of 20 °C.

    Windy for all on Sunday with a continued risk of heavy showers.

    Winds easing for Monday ahead of more persistent rain potentially arriving on Tuesday.

    Temperatures around the seasonal average.

  • Highs of 21C in London today

    Generally dry with sunny spells and temperatures a little lower compared to Friday.

    However, an odd afternoon and evening shower can’t be ruled out.

    Breezy away from the southeast with maximum temperatures of 21 °C.

  • Remember to protect your eyes in the summer sunshine

    Eyes are 10 times more sensitive than skin.

    UV rays can have serious lasting damage on the eyes and increase your chances of developing cataracts, the number one cause of blindness in the world.

    The Met Office offers ways to protect your eyes from UV rays including good quality sunglasses that keep out 99 percent of the sun’s rays.

    More information can be found here.

  • Top tips for Hay fever sufferers

    The pollen levels across the UK are very high at the moment.

    While this usually means the sun is out and the weather is warm, it can lead to some serious discomfort for Hay Fever sufferers, so here are some tips from the NHS to help.

    • put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
    • wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
    • shower and change your clothes after you have been outside to wash pollen off
    • stay indoors whenever possible
    • keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
    • vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
    • buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter
    • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to do your normal activities
  • In pictures: Beaches empty as thunderstorms hit the UK

    Just a week on from the 34C temperatures of last Friday, Brits are being faced with some very different weather.

    Rain is set to hit the UK today, with the potential of thunderstorms in many parts of the counrty.

    The Met Office has warned of “danger to life” across the affected parts of the nation.

  • What to expect from today’s thunderstorm warning

    • 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
    • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
    • 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
    • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
  • Light rain could move in to London this evening

    Dry with occasional clear spells in the east initially.

    However cloud will rapidly increase as a band of patchy light rain moves in from the west.

    Rain clearing east shortly after midnight, followed by dry, largely clear but cooler conditions with minimum temperatures of 10 °C.

  • Thunderstorms move in

    Thunderstorms with some frequent lightning moving north across Scottish Borders and eastern Lothian this evening.

    A yellow thunderstorm warning remains in force with some short-lived disruption due to heavy rain possible.



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