Weather forecast UK TODAY – Glastonbury at risk as ‘deluge’ of thunderstorms hits area over coming days

Eight DAYS of rain on the way

The stunning June heatwave will fizzle out as eight days of storms lash the country from today – but balmy heat will return soon.

Brits have basked in glorious sunshine this week, with the mercury rocketing to a sweltering 28C as revellers enjoyed their first Glastonbury Festival since 2019.

But the Met Office has now warned of flooding at Worthy Farm as torrential downpours threaten the fun.

A new weather warning for thunderstorms is in place from Edinburgh in Scotland to Wakefield in West Yorkshire between 1pm and 10pm today.

And temperatures will plunge as the weekend begins.

Chief forecaster Paul Gundersen said the weather “will return to near normal for the time of year”, with highs of just 20C by the weekend.

“The unsettled pattern is expected to continue to dominate into the start of next week,” he said.

His colleague Alex Deakin said low pressure will be the “dominant feature” of the weekend.

“If you’re not a fan of the warmth and humidity, then there’s good news, because this cold front is going to sweep away all that and introduce much fresher air,” he said.

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