UK weather: Dramatic map shows rain sweeping across Britain after 22C high as Tropical Storm Alex brings 55mph winds

A MAP shows dramatic rain sweeping across the UK this week, as Storm Alex brings 55mph winds from the Atlantic.

Brits should be warned of stormy weather battering us with the Bank Holiday blues, after a Met Office map shows dark blue spreading from West to East across the nation.

The national weather service predicts there is a risk of "slow-moving thundery downpours" which will dampen Brits' spirits after the four day weekend of Jubilee celebrations.

The wet weather will douse northern areas of the UK, but it's too difficult to tell where exactly it'll hit.

Northern Ireland could be struck with thunder and lightening as the clouds move in.

And some areas in the North might even be bombarded by 20mm of rain in the same three hour period.

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Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Adam Thornhill said: “The low-pressure on Wednesday will bring showers to most areas of the UK, but the heaviest, slow-moving downpours are expected in northern areas, including Northern Ireland, with a chance of associated thunder and lightning.

"Although rainfall amounts are still open to some uncertainty, there’s a chance some areas in the north could see in excess of 20mm of rain within a 3-hour period."

The tail end of the ex-tropical Storm Alex is also closing in on the UK from across the Atlantic.

The storm bashed southern Florida with heavy rain in recent days and is headed for the Northwest with high winds and rain.

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Adam continued: “By the time Ex-Tropical Storm Alex gets near UK shores, it will have transitioned into a mature Atlantic low.

"Although it will have lost much of its strength, it will bring some unseasonably strong winds across the UK – especially to the northwest on Thursday and Friday. 

“The track of the former storm currently looks to be grazing the far northwest of the UK on Thursday and Friday.

"And, although the details are still being worked out, winds could be around 45mph for most in the north of the UK, with a chance of some gusts in excess of 55mph in some exposed northwestern island and coastal areas.” 

The tempests come after a balmy mini-heatwave for the long Jubilee weekend.

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