#UK Britain faces more thunderstorms and sudden downpours which could affect PM Liz Truss’s first speech #UKnews
Britain was at present warned to brace for recent thunderstorms and heavy rain as sudden downpours are anticipated to lash components of the nation and doubtlessly affecting new Prime Minister Liz Truss’s first Downing Street speech.
The Met Office at present issued a warning to count on thundery and moist climate throughout giant components of the nation, with showers additionally anticipated to linger all through the week as Britain’s dry summer time attracts to a detailed.
While the onset of rain could be welcomed by Britain’s farmers after one of many driest summers on file, by mid-afternoon at present temperatures could hit 25C (77F) in components of East Anglia.
Boris’s farewell speech to the nation was already introduced ahead by more than an hour because of the troublesome situations as he departs Downing Street at present for the ultimate time as Prime Minister.
It is known the outgoing PM agreed to the last-minute alteration as a result of his journey to Balmoral Castle is now set to take longer. Mr Johnson and his spouse Carrie flew to Aberdeenshire from RAF Northolt on Monday morning whereas Liz Truss will depart from RAF Brize Norton to satisfy Her Majesty at Balmoral Castle later at present.
No 10 are additionally understood to have drawn up contingency plans for Ms Truss to launch her personal premiership from inside Downing Street at 4pm with thunderstorms and even an opportunity of hail anticipated in Westminster. One aide advised the Times earlier this week: ‘The climate for the early a part of the week is horrible – thunderstorms.’
Despite a transparent begin to Tuesday for a lot of the nation, Brits have been warned to brace for a combination of showers and longer spells of rain all through the day.
Poor situations are additionally anticipated in north east Scotland, the place Mr Johnson and new Prime Minister Liz Truss are to carry and viewers with the Queen later at present.
Ellie Wilson, meteorologist on the Met Office, stated: ‘It’s going to be a showery day because it has been at present, particularly in London, with a threat of thunderstorms notably via the afternoon from noon onwards.
‘That’s persevering with all the way in which till late afternoon, early night. There’s an opportunity of hail too. In Scotland, just a little little bit of a drier begin however cloudy tomorrow morning.
‘There’s a slow-moving entrance that is going to maneuver northwards via the late morning within the afternoon, which will carry some rain and drizzle over the hills. There’s additionally going to be some showers as nicely all through the day in Scotland.
‘In London, temperatures-wise, it should be 24C to 25C, nonetheless feeling fairly muggy. In Scotland, highs will attain 18C to 20C.’
A streak of lightning lights up the evening sky over the Mersey Gateway Bridge in Cheshire on Monday night
The Met Office at present issued a warning to count on thundery and moist climate throughout giant components of the nation, with showers additionally anticipated to linger all through the week as Britain’s dry summer time attracts to a detailed. Pictured: A bolt of lightning is seen from the shores of Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
While the onset of rain could be welcomed by Britain’s farmers after one of many driest summers on file, by mid-afternoon at present temperatures could hit 25C (77F) in components of East Anglia
Watched by MPs, aides and allies as he spoke on the steps of No10, the outgoing PM put a courageous face on his departure saying ‘that is it, of us’
Mr Johnson and his spouse have been seen boarding a authorities airplane at RAF Northolt this morning
Two yellow thunderstorm warnings have been in place over the UK for hours final evening, and one was in place till 6am Tuesday
Lightning strikes over Canary Wharf enterprise park buildings shortly earlier than midnight on Monday, as thunderstorms are set to proceed all through Tuesday
Lightning was captured lighting up the skies over Portsmouth Harbour in Hampshire on Sunday night. More thunderstorms and torrential rain are forecast for at present
The Met workplace has warned that more thunderstorms are on the way in which after 36,000 lightning strikes his the UK on Sunday
Fire engines are pictured exterior a house in Littlehampton, West Sussex after lightning struck at round 10.30pm on Monday
The UK was final evening battered by downpours after more than 36,000 lightning strikes have been recorded throughout the nation and more than three inches of rain have been predicted to hit in some areas.
Flooding, injury to buildings and the lack of electrical energy to companies and houses could even be skilled at present – whereas motorists have been warned to be cautious of standing water, hail and gusty winds.
The dreary forecast pressured Mr Johnson to carry ahead his tackle to the unusually early time of seven.30am as poor situations lingered into Tuesday and could affect his flight to see the Queen in Ballater, Aberdeenshire.
Under regular circumstances, the pomp and drama of the appointment is usually in London over the course of a day, with the outgoing premier talking exterior No 10 earlier than a brief automobile journey to Buckingham Palace.
But this time in a break with custom, the departing and incoming prime minister will each should make the 500-mile journey to the Queen’s Aberdeenshire retreat as a consequence of considerations over the 96-year-old monarch’s mobility.
Palace aides final week revealed that the 96-year-old monarch will obtain Mr Johnson together with Ms Truss at her residence within the Scottish Highlands, the place she is on her conventional summer time break.
The Queen historically holds audiences with outgoing and incoming premiers at Buckingham Palace within the capital – however Mr Johnson and the brand new Conservative chief, who might be requested to kind a authorities, will journey to Balmoral as a substitute. There can be anticipated to be a digital Privy Council assembly the next day.
Miss Truss and Mr Johnson are anticipated to fly to Aberdeen on separate planes – a journey doubtless take a few hours, with considerations that poor climate could lead to it taking longer than typical.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the outgoing PM is because of see the monarch, 96, at Balmoral within the Cairngorms at 11.20am – and Royal aides are famously sticklers for timings.
Mr Johnson might be adopted swiftly into the royal residence by Liz Truss, who will formally be requested to kind a Government as prime minister.
It comes because the Met Office’s yellow warning was in place throughout southwest England and Wales final evening with excessive climate and heavy downpours spreading northwards and up in direction of Scotland all through the night and early morning.
The outgoing PM will hand over to his substitute Liz Truss at present, after the winner of the Tory management contest was lastly introduced
Mr Johnson was watched by a crowd as he gave his ultimate tackle at present on the unusually early time of seven.30am
On Monday evening, storms raged in giant components of the nation – together with south-east England, south-west England, most of Northern Ireland, Wales, the east of England, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.
A Met Office spokesperson stated final evening: ‘Heavy downpours and thunderstorms could result in difficult driving situations throughout Monday night throughout Wales, western England and Northern Ireland.
‘Heavy showers are persevering with to push northeastwards, now transferring into south Wales and Devon.
‘Some clear spells forward of this, however low cloud will start pushing into northeastern coasts of Scotland. With an space of low strain slowly transferring throughout the UK this week, the climate will stay unsettled.’
The Met Office has additionally forecasted difficult situations all through the rest of the week.
Alex Deakin, meteorologist with the Met Office, stated: ‘We typically have one space of excessive strain controlling our climate, we have actually seen that loads via the summer time. But one space of low strain controlling issues for plenty of days is pretty uncommon.
‘By the time we get to Thursday, that low strain is transferring in throughout the UK. The isobars simply maybe beginning to open up in locations.
‘It could be fairly windy throughout the southwest on Wednesday evening for certain, however in any other case, as this low strikes in, what we could see is the showers grow to be more gradual transferring in order that they final just a little longer and they could drop more rain.’