Met Office warns of heavy showers, hail, and thunder across the UK next week amid yellow alert

-Credit: (Image: Sean Hansford | Manchester Evening News)
-Credit: (Image: Sean Hansford | Manchester Evening News)

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms while cautioning for more bad weather in the coming days.

Parts of northern Scotland have been covered by the warning from 11am to 10pm tonight (May 27) with slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms increasing the risk of flooding and travel disruptions. The Met Office added that parts of Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen, and Inverness could see damage to homes and business due to quick flooding, lightning strikes, hail, or strong winds.

Meanwhile, the rest of the UK will see a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, with an increased risk of heavy showers, hail, and thunder. The southwest especially will see cloudier skies moving in, with an increased chance of rain.

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However, by the evening, showers will ease off alongside falling temperatures into "single figures". The rest of the weeks is set to be more unsettled with the Met Office warning of scattered showers alongside sunny spells.

In its long-range forecast for the latter half of this week, the Met Office said: "Staying on the unsettled side, with sunny spells and scattered showers. Some of the showers will be heavy, with hail and thunder. Slowly becoming drier through Friday. Temperatures near average."

Fortunately, the weekend may look calmer with a buildup of high pressure in the west resulted in more settled conditions. Forecasters highlighted that fewer showers will develop, resulting in a much dryer weekend with potentially warm sunshine in many parts.

Forecasters added that temperatures "will probably be around normal or a little above for the time of year".