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Met Office issues weather warning as ‘brutal’ thunderstorm rips through country

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A Met Office map shows the low pressure system portraying violent movement despite the fact there's been minimal indication on how that will impact the weather pattern this week.

A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms has been issued by the Met Office and ended at 4:00am on Monday (September 5) morning, covering large parts of the UK.

This alert has urged caution to the public and warns of potential damage to buildings, poor driving conditions and delays on public transport.

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The Met Office forecaster posted on social media and said: “Hurricane Danielle and a large low pressure to the west of Ireland are clearly visible in this latest view from above.”

According to Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, the low pressure is not expected to change any predicted rain, thunderstorms or gales, however, you should never say never.

"It is standard slow moving low off Ireland," he said.

“I am waiting on the details regarding rain and wind, but by then it will be a very ex-hurricane, which is an important difference.

“The likely impacts won’t be known for a few days yet but it should and probably will maintain the unsettled theme.”

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A statement the Met Office put out regarding the upcoming thunderstorms mentioned the areas set to be affected.

“Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across southwest England on Sunday evening and move north across parts of Wales and Northern Ireland, clearing during the early hours of Monday morning," it read.

“A separate area of thunderstorms is likely to develop across central southern England late evening, moving north into the Midlands overnight.

“Whilst some places may not see much rainfall, a few places may see 20-30 mm fall in under an hour.

“Frequent lightning, hail and locally gusty winds are additional hazards that may accompany stronger thunderstorms, particularly across southwestern parts of England and Wales.”


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