he Met Workplace has urged folks to remain indoors the place attainable because the south of England is struck by a “large cluster” of thunderstorms.
As temperatures plummeted from Friday’s highs of 32C, the forecaster issued a lightning warning that it has solely used a “handful” of instances earlier than.
Meteorologist Becky Mitchell mentioned a chilly entrance from the north was accountable for the sudden temperature shift.
“It felt prefer it was simply entering into summer season however it’s cooler now,” she mentioned.
“Plenty of locations within the UK have seen a temperature drop of about 10 to fifteen levels in some locations, which is very large.
“We’ve bought an enormous cluster of thunderstorms within the south west of England, there’s potential we may see some within the South East afterward tonight.”
The Met Workplace has solely issued a lightning warning thrice earlier than, most lately in 2019.
“If you’re doing any outside actions transfer inside for those who can – that’s the perfect recommendation actually,” Ms Mitchell mentioned.
“Steer clear of any energy strains or something like that which may probably be struck by the lightning.
“If you happen to do end up in an uncovered location keep near the bottom, away from something that would conduct lightning.”
Though the climate seen on Friday is unlikely for the speedy future, it seems to be set to enhance in time for the Glastonbury Pageant subsequent week.
Temperatures may attain round 26C on Thursday, earlier than cooling because the occasion winds to an in depth over the weekend.
“It seems to be like the beginning of Glastonbury, significantly Wednesday or Thursday, is prone to be dry scorching and sunny,” Ms Mitchell mentioned.
“For anybody establishing your tent it’s prone to be fairly good climate.
“Heading into the weekend from Friday onwards it seems to be like we may see extra in the best way of showers, in all probability some sunny spells and showers.”
Whereas the highest temperature was 32.7C on Friday, the best on Saturday was 27C in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, and there have been showers in lots of locations, with the Met Workplace issuing a yellow warning for south west England because the lightning and heavy rain approached.