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8 HOURS of thunderstorms with 50mph gales today – before snow

EIGHT hours of thunderstorms with 50mph winds will smash Britain today – before snow hits tomorrow.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for parts of the UK including London, Birmingham and Cardiff.

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Eight hours of thunderstorms will hit Britain todayCredit: Alamy
A yellow weather warning is in place

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A yellow weather warning is in placeCredit: Alamy

There will be heavy rain, thunderstorms and “very gusty winds” this morning, the Met Office said.

“A band of heavy & thundery rain is currently moving across south west England, Wales and the Midlands,” the forecaster said.

“The rain is accompanied by some gusty winds which will give difficult travelling conditions in places.

“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.

“Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.”

The warning has been put in place for between 4am and 12pm today.

Gusts are expected to peak at up to 50 mph.

Meanwhile snow is expected to hit tomorrow – and it’s likely to stay chilly until the end of the month.

The first flurry of snow for the country is due on Thursday, but thankfully for many of us we will be unaffected by headaches that snowfall can cause.

Met Office forecaster Annie Shuttleworth said: “On Wednesday night we will see a front move south through the UK, and that could bring with it some snow.

“But this is restricted to high ground in Scotland. For most of us we will see rain in that front.”

The cold snap is tipped to last until Halloween, with hail and rain blowing in on an Arctic chill.

The Met Office’s long-range weather forecast said temperatures are likely to drop into next week.

Heavy rain and strong winds will hit today

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Heavy rain and strong winds will hit todayCredit: Alamy
After today's rain, snow is expected tomorrow

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After today’s rain, snow is expected tomorrowCredit: Alamy
UK weather forecast for the week ahead – Rain, wind and even snow after a warm start to the week



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