The Met Office predicts that while many areas will stay dry and bright Saturday will see some more torrential rain after flooding struck parts of the UK in recent days
Drenched Brits are in for more wet and thundery weather as downpours are set to lash some parts of the nation this weekend.
While many areas will stay dry and bright Saturday will see some more torrential rain after flooding struck parts of the UK in recent days.
After a fresh weather warnings for thunderstorms lapsed forecasters now predict that the washout weather could continue today.
And in its long range forecasts the Met Office has said that a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean could also affect the weather in the UK next week.
For Saturday forecasters predict a mixed picture across the country, with drier and brighter conditions for some but showers, sometimes heavy, in parts of the north and across Scotland.
Temperatures will remain mild with the mercury at its highest and barely creeping above 20C for parts of central and southern England.
Meanwhile, in a 10-day forecast, Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said that there will be a “real scrap” between high and low-pressure systems around the UK for most of next week because of an Atlantic hurricane.
He said: “Hurricane Larry in the Atlantic is heading towards Bermuda but is not expected to make landfall and should drift up to the northeastern edge of Canada over the weekend as it transitions from a hurricane to a more typical area of low pressure.
“It is important because it is dragging a lot of warmth and a lot of energy and it will interact with the jet stream. It is likely to push it to the north and will have a significant impact.
“The effect for the UK is that the jet stream is in quite an unusual position which means there is some uncertainty about whether high or low pressure will control things.”
He added: “For much of next week [there will be a] battleground of high pressure to the northeast, also high pressure down to the south-west and two lows squeezing in as well.
“One bringing warm and potential thunderstorms. It is a real scrap. At the moment, the high pressure is favoured but there is quite a bit of uncertainty.
“Models run multiple times show high pressure is more probable bringing potential fine weather for much of next week, but there is that low lurking to the south that could throw up showers.”
UK Weather Forecast
Many areas starting quite cloudy but a better chance of seeing some sunshine at times by afternoon. A few showers scattered around, but these mostly light. Parts of northern Scotland wet and cool, with some heavy rain, easing later.
Rain across northeast UK continuing to ease. Many areas dry with some clear spells; perhaps turning chilly in north. Southwest corners of England and Wales may see patchy rain later.
Many areas dry with some warmish sunshine. Odd light showers, mainly across northeastern regions. Southwestern and some central areas cloudier, rain probably reaching parts of Wales, west and southwest England.