Thunderstorms Expected in the UK as September Heatwave Breaks Records

Parts of the UK are bracing for thunderstorms on Sunday as a September heatwave continues to break records. For the first time, the UK has experienced six consecutive days of temperatures above 30°C in September. Saturday marked the hottest day of the year so far, with a recorded temperature of 32.7°C in Heathrow. Meteorologists predict that Sunday could be the seventh day in a row with temperatures exceeding 30°C.

A yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued by the Met Office, covering Northern Ireland, northern parts of England and Wales, and southern Scotland. The warning will be in effect from 2 pm until 11.59 pm on Sunday. It signifies the possibility of flash flooding, lightning strikes, hail, and strong winds. Road access and public transport might be disrupted if these circumstances occur.

Rachel Ayers, a meteorologist from the Met Office, explained that showers in the South West will move northeastwards into Wales, the Midlands, northern England, Northern Ireland, and southern Scotland. These showers could be heavy and thundery, hence the yellow thunderstorm warning for the mentioned regions. Ayers also mentioned that the weather will improve a bit on Sunday afternoon, with the best conditions expected in the South East. Temperatures in the South East are predicted to reach the low 30s°C, making it the seventh consecutive day in September with temperatures exceeding 30°C in some parts of the UK.