Heatwave could be over as rain clouds gather over Portsmouth

Rain has been forecast in Portsmouth for Thursday and Friday, with weather warnings in place for Friday evening. Picture: Met Office
Rain has been forecast in Portsmouth for Thursday and Friday, with weather warnings in place for Friday evening. Picture: Met Office
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THE warm weather is set to continue but weather warnings are in place for Portsmouth as we move towards the weekend.

The Met Office forecast for today is rain until midday, followed by a cloudy afternoon.

The temperature is not expected to reach above 20C, but will stay at around that mark for most of the day.

Friday will be sunny and warm in the morning, but there are weather warnings of thunderstorms in the evening.

There is the potential for some torrential downpours and possible localised surface water flooding, with large hail and frequent lightning also possible hazards.

The Met Office warning read: ‘The public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption.’

Weather warnings continue into Saturday, but conditions are expected to clear up by lunchtime.

No warnings are currently in place for the rest of the weekend, and on Sunday the weather is expected to be cloudy with some sunny spells.

*Heatwave conditions have been felt around the Portsmouth area this week.