UK weather: Travel chaos as thunderstorms batter Britain before 15C sunshine – but 'severe' gales are on the way | The Sun

BRITS are today experiencing travel chaos after thunderstorms battered Britain – but sunshine and 15C temperatures are on the way.

Commuters this morning struggled to get through flooding and heavy showers after up to 40mm of rain fell overnight.

In England there are currently nine flood warnings in place meaning flooding is expected.

Meanwhile there are a further 39 flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible.

And although showers will continue today – there will be some good weather this afternoon.

Forecasters at the Met office say through the latter part of the day we will see sunshine and the mercury will rise to an unseasonably warm 15C – just two degrees cooler than Madrid.

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Meteorologist Clare Nasir said: “First thing on Wednesday morning, showers from the word go.

“The rain across the south east will clear and then further showers moving in from the west towards the east, but they'll be more scattered through the day, more heavy with the risk of thunder.

“But towards the far north, that's where the wettest weather will be, a strong and driving wind here and that wet weather extends towards the northern isles yet again.”

“However, Through the latter part of the day we will see clouds clear for sunshine and the mercury will rise to 15C.”

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But it’s not all good news – and Ms Nasir has warned that “severe” gales are set to batter Britain from Thursday.

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