Thunder storms to hit UK after Bank Holiday heatwave

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Storms set to hit UK

It seems the burst of Bank Holiday sunshine is well and truly over as weather forecasters predict severe storms to hit the UK this weekend.

Gusts of wind up to 60mph and even thunder and hail are set to hit some parts of the country.

Leon Brown, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, told Aol Travel: "The rest of this week will be windy with showers and steadily turning a lot cooler. We won't see temperatures in the low 20s again for at least the next week.

"Thursday will be especially windy with gales in the west and heavy downpours as a deep low pressure centre slides east across Ireland to southern Scotland.

"Gusts over 60mph for exposed parts of Wales and south west England, but also 40 to 50mph gusts across England in the afternoon, and over 50mph winds along the Channel coasts.

"Unfortunately a lot of the lovely blossom will be blown off many trees.

"There will be some heavy showers this weekend, particularly on Saturday with thunder and hail.

"It's looking rather cool, too, on Saturday with temperatures only 11C to 12C in northern and western Britain and not much above 14C in the south east, either.

"Lighter and more isolated showers by Sunday and temperatures a couple of degrees higher."

Leon added there will be a slight respite with temps turning warmer later next week, but it will remain unsettled with more heavy showers.

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