As temperatures plummeted from Friday’s highs of 32C, the forecaster issued a flash warning that it had solely been used “a few instances” earlier than.
Meteorologist Becky Mitchell mentioned a chilly entrance from the north was chargeable for the sudden temperature shift.
“It felt like summer time was simply beginning, nevertheless it’s cooler now,” she mentioned.
“Many locations within the UK have seen a temperature drop of round 10 to fifteen levels in some locations which is very large.
“We’ve an enormous cluster of thunderstorms within the south west of England, there’s a probability we might see a few of them South East later tonight.”
The Met Workplace has solely issued a flash warning thrice to date, most lately in 2019.
“Should you do outside actions, go indoors should you can — that is actually one of the best recommendation,” Ms. Mitchell mentioned.
“Avoid energy strains or comparable issues that might probably be struck by lightning.
“Should you’re in an uncovered location, keep low to the bottom and away from something that may conduct lightning.”
Though Friday’s climate is unlikely for the instant future, it seems to be bettering in time for subsequent week’s Glastonbury Pageant.
Temperatures might attain round 26C on Thursday earlier than cooling off because the weekend’s occasion attracts to a detailed.
Folks benefit from the heat climate on Bournemouth seaside in Dorset on Friday (Andrew Matthews/PA Wire) / PA wire
“It seems like the beginning of Glastonbury, notably Wednesday or Thursday, is more likely to be dry, sizzling and sunny,” Ms Mitchell mentioned.
“It is in all probability fairly good climate for anybody pitching their tent.
“As we head into the weekend from Friday it seems like we might see extra rain showers, in all probability some sunshine and a few rain showers.”
Whereas the utmost temperature on Friday was 32.7°C, the very best on Saturday was 27°C in Herstmonceux. East Sussexand there have been showers in lots of locations, and the Met Workplace issued a yellow warning for south-west England as lightning and heavy rain approached.