Met Office predicts more heavy rain and thunderstorms for Yorkshire

Storm clouds above Yorkshire -Credit:Getty
Storm clouds above Yorkshire -Credit:Getty

More heavy rain and thunderstorms are on the way to Yorkshire as the period of unsettled weather continues.

According to the Met Office , unsettled conditions will continue throughout the remainder of May, with higher than average temperatures, heavy rain and thunderstorms all set to hit the county.

The meteorologists are predicting that much of the same will continue as we enter June, with further heavy rain, thunderstorms and sunny spells predicted.

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Following the extreme thunderstorms which saw lightning hit Yorkshire over the weekend, more wet and thundery conditions are set to return to the county as early as Friday. The Met Office outlook for the county between Friday, May 17 and Sunday, May 19, is: “Friday and Saturday will see a mixture of warm sunny spells and scattered showers, heavy and possibly thundery. Fewer showers on Sunday. Perhaps cooler and cloudier on coasts at times.”

Looking ahead to next week, the week is set to start with some dry and bright weather, before rain and thunder arrives later on. And sadly, the wet weather is more likely to effect the north of the country.

The Met Office’s long range forecast for the UK between Monday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 29, says: “The week should start on a reasonable note in many areas, with a fair amount of dry and bright weather, especially in southern parts of the UK. Further north and west there will always be more in the way of cloud with a risk of some showers or spells of rain at times.

“Through the rest of the period it looks likely that fairly typical conditions will dominate across all parts, with northern and western areas often most at risk of outbreaks of rain, while further south and east will see the best of the drier and brighter interludes. There is a risk of showers even here though which at this time of year are prone to being heavy with occasional thunder. Temperatures will probably remain a little above average.”

Into the beginning of June, the Met Office is predicting that the unsettled weather conditions will continue, with above-average temperatures and rainfall. Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are also expected. The long range forecast for Thursday, May 30 to Thursday, June 13 says: “There is nothing to suggest that conditions will be massively different to climatology at the end of the current month and through the first half of June.

“That said, both temperatures and rainfall are more-likely to be a little above average overall, with a fairly mixed bag seemingly most probable, with further rain or showers (possibly heavy/thundery at times) but also some spells of increasingly warm sunshine when it's not raining.”

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