BBC Weather has forecast wind speeds of up to 50mph to hit the UK as a powerful weather system moves across the continent towards Britain. The low-pressure weather system is expected to crash into Britain on Friday bringing “torrential” rainfall and thunderstorms. BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood said: “This morning the weather is fairly calm here in London, we have got blue skies, it’s breezy, it’s chilly as well.
“For most of us today we are looking at a forecast of sunshine and showers. But, some of the showers will be heavy and thundery.
“We have also got some rain in the forecast, across northern Scotland and that is because low-pressure is dominating our weather. It’s been coming up from the continent…up the north sea.
“Away from that rain in the north, we are looking at a mixture of bright spells, meaning there will be elements of cloud around. Also sunny spells and some showers. And some of the showers, as I have mentioned, heavy and thundery.
“Better chance of staying dry in the southeast and not as wet as yesterday in Northern Ireland, when we had a month’s worth of rainfall in just 24-hours.”
BBC Weather: Heavy rain and thunderstorms to hit UK on Friday (Image: BBC)
Some torrential thundery showers for southern England and south Wales, with the wind strengthening
BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood
Heading into Thursday evening and into Friday, the BBC Weather forecaster warned of another weather system threatening to bring “torrential” downpours for much of the country.
She said: “By the second part of the night we will be importing some heavy rain coming up from the near continent, from France,