Thunderstorms and 50mph winds are set to tear through the UK today with an inch ...

Thunderstorms and 50mph winds tear through the UK with hailstones the size of pound coins found in Cornwall but calmer weather is expected to make a return next week Thunderstorms and winds of up to 50pmh are making their way across the UK today and tonight The autumnal weather will see lightning strike right across southern England, before moving across to Wales  Scotland will take the worst of the rain but England the highest winds with gusts battering coastal areas The outlook for the weekend is brighter: mainly dry with bright or sunny spells, but cool with frost in places

By Joel Adams For Mailonline

Published: 08:02 BST, 18 October 2019 | Updated: 14:59 BST, 18 October 2019

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Storms, thunder, lightning, and winds with gusts of up to 50mph will lash the British Isles over the course of today and tonight but things may look a little brighter for the weekend ahead.

The autumnal weather will see lightning strike right across southern England, including the southeast and southweat, before moving across to Wales by this evening.

Scotland will take the worst of the rain but England the highest winds with gusts of up to 50mph battering coastal areas, according to the Met Office.

Today rain and showers will sweep the UK, particularly in the west and south.  Tomorrow will be another day of sunshine and showers with some more persistent rain over southern Scotland sinking over northeast England and easing

Today rain and showers will sweep the UK, particularly in the west and south.  Tomorrow will be another day of sunshine and showers with some more persistent rain over southern Scotland sinking over northeast England and easing

Razor-sharp hailstones the size of POUND COINS rain down on Cornwall 

Razor-sharp hailstones the size of pound coins hammered a popular seaside resort today.

Pictures posted on social media show some of the huge chunks which fell during a violent storm at around 9am in Newquay, Cornwall.

One woman said: '[It was] the biggest hailstones I have ever seen!'

Residents also reported hearing heard loud rumblings of thunder, with several lightning strikes spotted out to sea.

The latest forecast says there's a chance of more storms across various local towns this afternoon. Sadly for lovers of linguistics the stones didn't fall in Hayle - located just 25 miles down the Cornish coast.

However meterologists forecast a brighter, clearer weekend, with

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