UK weather: Three days of thunderstorms and showers to hit as 'revved up jet stream' blows in from the Atlantic

BRITS will be blasted by three days of thunderstorms and downpours as a "revved up jet stream" moves in from the Atlantic.

Sunseekers have so far basked in scorching May sunshine, with a roasting 27.5C marking the hottest day of the year so far.


But Brits are now being urged to unpack their umbrellas, as an unseasonable spring chill and three-days of rain is set to hit the UK.

Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said the week will bring "three days or so of rain, showers and a keen breeze especially on Wednesday and Thursday before the weather settles down for the weekend.”

Today will bring "lively showers" to much of the UK – along with hail and thunder.

And Wednesday will be no different, with "wet and windy weather" due to hit.

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In Scotland, the winds could reach gale-force speeds, with ground frost spotted in parts.

Mr McGivern told the Mirror: "Jet stream really revving up during the next couple of days pushing these features in from the Atlantic deepening some areas of low pressure to the north of the UK and making it fairly unseasonable for most of us.”

But it's not all bad news, with warmer weather set to return ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Temperatures next week could exceed the current 2022 high of 27.5C, as Brits prepare to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the start of June.

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British Weather Services senior meteorologist Jim Dale said the heat could "ramp up".

He said: “I think as we approach that weekend it might well ramp up… on the run into that weekend we might see something that’s a little bit warmer – maybe even very warm."



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