UK storm alert Atlantic gales and torrential downpour to hit Britain for 10 days

Atlantic gales and torrential downpours are due to hit the UK in days as the country braces for 10 days of rain.

The country is set to be hit by more storms that could cause chaos around the country.

Some areas around the northwest of England could receive up to five millimetres of rain this Saturday.

Furthermore, some areas such as the southeast could experience gale-force winds picking up debris.

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The high winds and pouring rain mark the next chapter in a tumultuous summer for the UK which has seen 30-degree heat and high winds.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Met Office Meteorologist Tom Morgan said: “For the middle part of July we’re seeing quite unseasonably unsettled weather

“We’ve got some quite strong winds today across southern areas where we will potentially see gusts as high as 55mph bringing some minor disruption and damage to trees.

“We’ve also got some thunderstorms which are moving through quite quickly in the south because of the wind, but the thunderstorms in Scotland and Northern Ireland will be much slower.

“We urge you, wherever you are, to keep an eye on the forecast and leave plenty of time for your journeys because the weather may well cause some disruption from either strong winds or thunder and heavy rain.”

News of impending wet weather for the UK comes as mainland Europe suffers through 40C temperatures and forest fires.

Some meteorologists believe that the intense hot weather in Europe could be causing Britain’s wet weather.

According to the Met Office, the UK is likely to face “unsettled conditions” in the final week of July.

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In the preliminary forecast, they said: “Generally unsettled conditions are expected for much of this period, as low pressure, initially centred close to the UK, drifts to the northeast with time.

“The first couple of days are likely to see outbreaks of rain or showers, some heavy and thundery, along with windy conditions for the time of year.

“As the low clears to the northeast and with high pressure expected to lay to the southwest of the UK, it is likely that the UK will often sit an in a north or northwesterly airstream for the remainder of July.

“Further showers or perhaps longer spells of rain are likely at times, often accompanied by a brisk breeze, and with temperatures generally close to or a little below average.”

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