Gloucestershire residents are in for another round of thunderstorms on Saturday, July 15. The Met Office has predicted extended periods of thunder and lightning throughout the county. The thunderstorms are expected to commence in the late morning and continue intermittently until early evening. Additionally, a severe wind warning has been issued from 9 am to 11.59 pm on Saturday for certain parts of the county.
Saturday’s storm follows a rainy Friday, with persistent downpours forecasted for today. An eastern wind warning remains in effect until 7 pm today for specific areas of the county.
Find below the updated thunder and lightning forecast for Saturday across Gloucestershire as of 7:50 am on Friday:
- Gloucester: 11 am to 3 pm
- Cheltenham: 12 pm to 2 pm
- Tewkesbury: 12 pm to 1 pm; 2 pm to 3 pm
- Stroud: 2 pm to 3 pm
- Cirencester: 10 am to 1 pm
- Coleford: 1 pm to 2 pm; 3 pm to 5 pm
- Stow: 3 pm to 4 pm
Looking ahead to the South West forecast from Sunday to Tuesday, the Met Office predicts fewer showers on Sunday and at the beginning of next week, accompanied by more prolonged sunny spells. Sunday will see easing winds, and temperatures are expected to be around average for this time of year.
For the long-range weather forecast in the UK, covering Tuesday, July 18 to Thursday, July 27, most of the western and northern regions can anticipate a mixture of sunshine and showers. However, parts of the southeast are likely to experience dry conditions. There is a potential risk of heavy showers moving from the west. Winds will remain light to moderate, persisting through the week, with low pressure situated north of the UK. Initially, northwesterly winds will prevail, gradually shifting to westerly by the end of the period. This weather pattern will bring a combination of sunshine, showers, and occasional longer spells of rain. However, drier intervals are also expected, particularly in the south. Temperatures will likely remain slightly below average for this time of year.