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BBC Weather warning: Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding to cause chaos across Europe
September 6, 2020
BBC Weather meteorologist Chris Fawkes warned that Russia, Belarus and the Balearic Islands are expected to expereince thunderstorms at the start of the coming week. He added that the storm is capable of bringing flash flooding to the region, particularly in Mallorca and Ibiza.
Mr Fawkes said: “North western areas of Europe will have heavy breezy if not windy weather as we go through Monday.
“A weather system moving across the UK may bring with it some rain in Northern Ireland and parts of Wales, that rain will push on into Norway as well.
“There are also some thunderstorms for west Russia and Belarus.
“There is an area of pressure that is going to be bringing some potentially severe thunderstorms for the Balearic Islands, particularly in Mallorca and Ibiza.
“Over the next couple of days, the storm is capable of bringing some flash flooding so we will have to watch out for those.”
He continued: “Otherwise across southern France and into Italy the weather becomes drier and increasingly sunny as we head on into Tuesday.
“There is lots of sunshine to for Greece and Turkey with temperatures well up into the low to mid 30s.
“There will still be severe thunderstorms still hanging around the Balearic Islands on Tuesday.”
The weather in Britain at the start of this week is expected to be dry before becoming increasingly wet and windy towards the weekend.
Although temperatures will remain mixed, forecasters are predicting warmer conditions in the south.
Commenting on the forecast between September 7-13, the BBC said: “After a potentially dry and settled start to the week, low pressure will become the dominating feature of our weather from midweek onwards.
“The second half of the week will often be wet and windy, and with temperatures likely to close to or below where they should be for this time of year.
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“In fact, there is the potential for a deep area of low pressure to move right across the UK, bringing strong winds and heavy rain.
“If this were to pan out, further damage and disruption could be expected, following on from recent storms, Storm Ellen and Storm Francis.
“That being said, there is a slight chance that low pressure remains away to the west of the British Isles and over the Atlantic.
“In this scenario, it would be a much drier and calmer week, and also much warmer, with a plume of warm air pushing up from the south.”