Thunderstorms set to ‘torpedo’ Jubilee as Met Office issue weather warning

Thunderstorms are set to torpedo the upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations as the Met Office are planning to issue a weather warning.

Forecasters are warning of heavy, possibly thundery, showers that could put a dampener on celebrations in London, which could also see lightning.

The storm is predicted to hit some parts of England, and in particular the capital, on Saturday evening (June 4), just as the open-air concert kicks off, which is set to host a large range of famous faces, such as Alicia Keys and Diana Ross.

But meteorologists are reluctant to bring in any official weather warnings just yet, with the Met Office expected to review the situation later on this morning (June 3).

It seems history could be repeating itself after the skies opened during Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

Millions of Brits still turned out in droves to celebrate, but they were left soaked at the Flotilla tribute on the River Thames.

The same could happen to the 22,000 Brits expected to turn up to Buckingham Palace on Saturday.

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said the service is considering the weather warning for thunderstorms due to the volume of people expected in London.

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He explained: "It's being monitored but at the moment there's not enough confidence to issue any warnings.

"But it's one that's going to be reviewed tomorrow morning as to whether or not we do require a thunderstorm warning, simply because of the number of people we're expecting in the capital on Saturday night, so that's one area of slight concern in terms of weather causing some issues for festivities."

This is despite the fact that later on today we are expected to see highs of 26C, before the temperature drops to around 20C on Saturday and 18C on Sunday (June 5).

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