06:15 Friday 06 June 2014

UK WEATHER: Met Office issues severe weather warning for Saturday - and we may get warmest temperatures of the year

Written byJORDAN DAY

Brace yourself – the weather on Wednesday might not have been ferocious enough to turn the funnel clouds into tornadoes but who knows what could happen over the weekend.

Forecasters say two huge weather systems are set to collide over the UK on Friday triggering hailstorms, strong winds and tropical downpours.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Saturday when more than an inch of rain could fall in some areas within a matter of hours.

However, Laura Young, a spokeswoman for the Met Office, said a huge swathe of warm air is due to flood into the UK from the Continent tomorrow sending temperatures rocketing.

She said: “The most notable day is Saturday, where because of a warm air mass moving up from the Continent, we are expecting some potentially heavy and thundery downpours. There is also a chance that parts of the south-east could see the warmest temperatures of the year so far.

“From Friday night into Saturday there is an area of low pressure bringing potentially thundery rain in through the south-west moving north-eastwards throughout the day.

“The south-east, however could still see some good bright sunny spells and temperatures could rise to the mid to perhaps locally high 20 degrees Celsius.”

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