Atlantic storm to batter Britain with 60mph winds later this week

Britain is set to get battered by an Atlantic storm later this week, which will bring with it winds of over 60mph.

According to the latest weather maps, strong winds of over 60mph are currently over the Atlantic Ocean and are heading towards the UK, expected to crash straight into southwest England.

The storm is expected to make landfall on Friday (August 4), before then moving to the north and east on Saturday (August 5).

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WXCharts maps show thunder and lightning widespread by 6am, bringing yet more misery to Brits hoping for an uplift in weather conditions.

Claire Nasir, meteorologist from Met Office said: “Through the early hours of Saturday, the area of low pressure deepens and tracks across the country.

“A squeeze on the ice outbreaks the rain and some thunderstorms will be associated with it as well. Things will look a little bit better from Sunday afternoon.”

John Hammond of weathertrending, said: "The jet stream will keep powering in from the Atlantic, ensuring a supply of rain-bearing weather systems."

And talking of the following stormy conditions he said: "More rain could arrive through the weekend. This may have remnants of an ex-hurricane entrained within it."

The Met Office also forecasted chances of thunder and lightning later on in the month, saying: “Looking ahead to the rest of August, there are some early signals for at least a brief spell of something a little warmer and more settled to develop towards the end of next week, most likely for southern areas.

“However, it remains that the greatest chance of seeing anything more widely settled would be through the second part of August, although this may be accompanied by an increasing risk of thundery showers.

“With unsettled conditions never too far away, it looks unlikely that we will see any prolonged or excessive heat, with the chance of heatwaves here in the UK being lower than some recent Augusts.”

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