Storm Hector To Leave Thunderstorms In Its Wake But 21c Sunshine Will Be Here By Sunday


STORM Hector may be over but Brits have been warned to brace for more rain this weekend.

Heavy showers are expected to move across much of the South East on Saturday, with meteorologists cautioning another weather warning could be put in place.

Alamy Live News Storm Hector brought with it huge waves crashing onto the coast of west Wales this week

But it’s not all bad news for the weekend, with Sunday expected to be dry, welcoming in summery sunny skies.

Met Office meteorologist Emma Sillitoe said gusts of 40 to 50mph would blow themselves out by Saturday, but added: “Saturday is a day of sunshine and showers, nationwide.

“There is a risk of thundery showers with temperatures reaching 18C in the North and 18 to 19C in the South.”

And the thunderstorms could linger all day with light winds meaning the low pressure system will settle in areas across the country for hours.

Saturday’s weather is expected to bring heavy rain Scotland set for more winds and yellow warning as Storm Hector takes full flight

Alamy Live News The thundery weather is expected to dry out by Sunday – hoping to be able to head to beaches like in Bournemouth, Dorset

Alamy Live News Brits are hoping to welcome some sun this weekend

Ms Sillitoe added the expected conditions meant drivers would need to take extra care on the roads.

But Sunday will be the better day of the weekend, with the mercury inching up to 21C – bringing with it a sunny week next week.

She said: “Monday will be warm and sunny in the South of England but there will be some winds in the North.”

Temperatures are expected to creep past higher than average of 20C for this time of year – hitting 24C and 25C early next week.

Sunday will be the better day out of the weekend, with more sunshine expected

It comes after Western Ireland was hit with Storm Hector blowing across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the far north of England on Thursday morning.

The Met Office warned of a “small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown on to sea fronts, coastal roads and properties” as well as a risk posed by flying debris.

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