UK could see the biggest thunderstorm outbreak in years


The Met Office has issued Wirral more severe weather for thunderstorms this week.

The forecaster expects that Wirral most of the UK could see up to four days of storms.

Yellow severe weather warnings for thunderstorms are in place from Monday to Thursday.

Experts at MEtDesk have said that the thunderstorms during the week could be the biggest outbreak in years.

In a tweet MetDesk said: “Thunderstorms are likely next week from Monday until at least Friday.

“Very frequent lightning and localised flooding is possible. By the end of the week you’ll be very lucky/unlucky not to have had at least one!

“Potentially the biggest UK thunderstorm outbreak in years!”


Thunderstorms are expected to hit the country bringing heavy rain and frequent lightning.

Heavy rain could lead to some flooding of houses as up to 80 mm of rain could fall in just three hours.

Damage to buildings and power cuts could occur where there are lightning strikes and hail.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “Areas of thunderstorms are likely to develop over parts of the UK or nearby continent during the middle of next week, and will generally track north or north-westwards, potentially affecting all parts of the UK at some points during this period.


“Whilst the most intense thunderstorms, in some instances associated with large hail, will most probably be those triggered by the high temperatures of the day over England and Wales, other areas of storms producing heavy rainfall and frequent lightning could reach further north across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“These could occur at any time of the day. Where the storms occur, rainfall totals of 30-40 mm could fall in an hour, with some locations potentially receiving 60-80 mm in 3 hours, although these will be fairly isolated.”