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Thursday 22nd August 2019

UK to be battered by first of FOUR Atlantic storms before heatwave

But hot weather is on the way...

Britain is braced for intense downpours as the first of four Atlantic storms batters the country today.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for parts of the UK and forecasters have predicted the country could face an "early Autumn" in the coming weeks.

However, it's been said a heatwave is on its way for the second half of August with temperatures expected to hit 30C.

Read more: Met Office issues 'danger to life' warning as thunderstorms batter UK this weekend

The warning for thunderstorms is in place until 10pm on Sunday and covers Scotland and northern England.

The 1,200-mile wide storm system is just one of four to hit the country and will last until Wednesday (August 7).

The second storm is expected to hit Friday to Sunday, with more rain sweeping across the UK.

A third and fourth low pressure system will hit the following week, according to The Weather Outlook.

There's potential for high rainfall totals as low pressure dominates the next week across the country.

But, luckily for Brits, summer isn't over yet as temperatures could hit 31C later in the month.

Warnings are in place today (Credit: Met Office)

Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson told The Sun: "There's potential for high rainfall totals as low pressure dominates the next week across the country. We're closely monitoring further warnings.

"The first low pressure brings heavy showers until Wednesday, heaviest in the North and West but with gusty winds in the South, and the next low pressure from Friday brings showers for the weekend.

"Unsettled conditions will probably persist until mid-month. After August 17 has signs high pressure could build, bringing drier and more settled conditions in the South, with a chance of warmer interludes."

Meanwhile, The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze added that four Atlantic low pressure systems will "spoil the next fortnight of school holidays".

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He also said floods and 50mph gusts are expected.

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