Heavy weather ahead as Brits battle through storms and torrential rain

Brits battle through storms, thunder, lightning and heavy rain as they are warned there is more on the way

Britons have been warned they face poor meteorological conditions this weekend, with much of the east of England under a yellow thunder warning stretching from an area covering Newcastle upon Tyne down to north east London and as war west as Manchester and Birmingham. 

The dramatic end to the summer-long drought has been partly caused by the formation of hurricanes in the Atlantic. 

Earlier this week, much of the country was hit by an ‘extra-tropical cycle’ combined with a low pressure front which led to several downpours. 

Mourners outside St Paul’s Cathedral stood in the rain this afternoon queuing up ahead of a memorial service for the late Queen Elizabeth II who died at Balmoral yesterday

Two people walking their dogs looked out over story seas at Tynemouth Longsands beach in North Tyneside this morning 

Weather radar showed heavy rain across much of the country with further showers in eastern areas for the weekend

Much of the east of England was under a yellow thunderstorm warning for much of today although the threat diminished as the evening continued

The Met Office’s Aidan McGivern said: ‘Things have changed since the start of the month, for starters rain has arrived in many parts of the UK but also we’ve seen hurricanes form in the Atlantic.

‘It has been a remarkably quiet start to the Atlantic hurricane season but now it has turned busier.

‘Hurricane Earl, Hurricane Danielle as well – don’t worry these aren’t going to hit the UK as fully formed hurricanes but they will have some influence on the UK’s weather over the next week or so.’

According to MeteoGroup, tomorrow will see showers developing across England and Wales. On Sunday, rain will affect northern and western areas, although cloud will blanket much of the country. 

In Glasgow, commuters waiting in traffic under grey skies while a billboard paid tribute to the late Queen who died yesterday

People stood in the rain to bring flowers to Buckingham palace as the ten days of official mourning began 

In Piccadilly Circus, the usual advertising was replaced by a tribute to the late Queen, while tourists took advantage in the break of the rain to photograph the historic scene on their camera phones 

Brollies and plastic ponchos were on display as mourners queued outside Buckingham Palace following last night’s tragic news

In York, people huddled under umbrellas in Dean’s Park, next to York Minster. Much of the country has faced heavy deluges of rain over the past couple of days following the end of the long summer drought 

Long queues of people stood reverentially in the rain as the made their way slowly along Constitution Hill towards Buckingham Palace

Weather across the country could remain unsettled for several days was showers are predicted in many locations

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