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Final chance to see Northern Lights in UK dim as storms loom

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Published Time: 12.05.2024 - 18:40:16 Modified Time: 12.05.2024 - 18:40:16

Sunny weather is set to be replaced by thunderstorms with heavy showers, which could impact visibility in the skies on Sunday night Jim Scott/Bav Media The last chance to see the Northern Lights over the UK appears to be doomed as the past week of sunshine is set to disappear, making way for thunderstorms and rain

Sunny weather is set to be replaced by thunderstorms with heavy showers, which could impact visibility in the skies on Sunday night

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The last chance to see the Northern Lights over the UK appears to be doomed as the past week of sunshine is set to disappear, making way for thunderstorms and rain.

Temperatures of 26.3C have been recorded in Charlwood, Surrey, and Northolt, west London, according to the Met Office.

It beats the year’s previous record temperature of 25.9C which was recorded in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, on Saturday.

On Sunday, temperatures could even reach highs of 28C in parts of southeast England between 3pm and 4pm, the weather service said.

But Marco Petagna, a Met Office spokesman, warned that the sunny weather is not expected to last.

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In western areas of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, a Met Office yellow alert for thunderstorms with heavy showers is set to come into place from noon.

The weather service has warned of heavy and persistent rain in these areas, leading to difficult driving conditions with spray on the road.

“Heavy showers and thunderstorms could lead to some disruption in places, especially to travel,” the Met Office said.

“Isolated property flooding is possible.”

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