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BBC Weather: UK warned of 'torrential downpours'

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Forecaster Carol Kirkwood told BBC Breakfast while showers are more scattered across the UK for today and the rest of the week, areas that see the bad weather will “know about it”. Ms Kirkwood said heavy, lingering showers could bring thunder but Wembley, where tonight’s Euros match is being played, and Wimbledon are likely to not be hit by the downpours. The east of England and midlands will bear the brunt of the bad weather as temperatures are set to remain in the mid-20s.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Ms Kirkwood said the weather will be more settled for the rest of the week but some areas would be battered by rain and potential thunderstorms.

She told the programme: “Some of these showers have been epic in the last few days and we’ve got more showers in the next few days as well.

“Some of those will be torrential downpours, thundery and some will also be slow-moving so if you catch one you’ll know all about it.

“What we’ve got in the radar picture is some rain across parts of the northeast.

“We’ve got showers across the rest of this chart and some rain coming in across the southwest.”

Ms Kirkwood continued: “Quite a bit of mist and fog localised across the southwest this [Wednesday] morning and in the hills in the west as well.

“But as we go through the day, it should dry up a touch in the northeast, the cloud will break and we’ll see some sunshine coming through – but that in itself could trigger some showers.

“Again, some heavy and thundery ones particularly across Wales, the Midlands and through Lincolnshire heading into northern England as well.

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“Now they are showers so we won’t all catch one and there’s less of a risk of catching one at Wimbledon today but we can’t completely rule it out.

“But this should be starting to ease by the time the football starts at Wembley later on.”

England is set to face Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday in the next leg of the Euros at 8pm.

She added: “Throughout [Wednesday] evening and overnight you can see how the showers fade and there will be some clear skies.

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“We’ll see some pockets of mist and fog forming but thicker cloud coming in across western Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“It’s not going to be a particularly cold night though having said all of that.

“So [Thursday] we still will have all this cloud in parts of western Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“Some drizzle here and there throughout the day and we could see some bright spells coming through.

“Now [Thursday] there will still be showers in the forecast but they’ll be well scattered and less frequent.

“But if you catch one, it could still be a torrential downpour and it could be slow-moving and thundery – temperatures up to 23C.”

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