UK weather forecast: Will thunder and lightning strike today? Met Office ...

UK weather Met Office forecastGetty • Met OfficeMet Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said 'heavy downpours' will continue to pummel the nation

Met Office experts are warning of a “danger to life” after parts of Northamptonshire were hit by mega hailstorms which left pedestrians running for cover amid reports of broken windows and damaged cars - and today's hailstones are expected to be ever bigger.

Michelle Atherton, 21, of Daventry, said: “I was in the town centre when it started hailing, but these things were massive – it was like being hit by cricket balls falling form the sky. I just ran into a shoo.”

Even bigger super-sized hailstones are expected to hit other parts of the UK later today as part of a freak weather system which will see LIFE-THREATENING thunderstorms batter Britain into the weekend

The Met Office has issued two yellow warnings for rain on Friday and another for northern parts of the nation on Saturday.

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The Met Office said: “Thunderstorms are likely to affect northern and western parts of the UK during Friday.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

“There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.”

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said “heavy downpours” will continue to pummel the nation on Friday morning.

He added humid air will start to move northwards on Friday, meaning the risk of Thunderstorms will drift upwards too.

Mr McGivern explained: “Heavy rainfall and humidity will continue in some locations through Friday night and Wales, in particular, will see heavy downpours continue as we start off Friday.

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