Thunderstorms forecast for Hull this afternoon

Hull is set to be rocked by thunderstorms and rain this afternoon before the cloud gives way to some fine and settled weather later in the week.

Temperatures are due to hit 20c in the city which will see the worst of the weather between 3pm and 5pm this afternoon.

The first peals of thunder are due to be heard in the region around 1pm today with intermittent cloud cover until 3pm when the storm is due to take hold.

According to the Met Office the storm will give way to a cloudy but settled night before the skies begin to clear tomorrow morning.

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The weather map for 1pm today according to the Met Office
The weather map for 1pm today according to the Met Office

Temperatures today will hover around 19C and 20C for the majority of the daylight hours, only tailing off to their lowest of 13C at 5am tomorrow morning.

There is a 60 per cent chance of rain during the storms between 3pm and 5pm with the rain expected to be fully cleared by 8pm.

Tomorrow, temperatures are set to remain warm as the cloud breaks at around 11am leading to afternoon temperatures of around 20C once again.

Temperatures are set to soar to 23C later in the week as cloud cover increases across the region, generally seeing sunnier spells first thing in the morning that will give way to cloud later on.

The pollen count remains at medium throughout the rest of the week despite the rising temperatures.

Current forecasts have wall-to-wall sunshine on Saturday and Sunday with daytime temperatures between 18C and 20C for what could be a stunning June weekend for the region.

The full outlook from the Met Office says: “Headline: Mostly settled this week, warm by day with little rain.

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“This Evening and Tonight: Any remaining showers will soon clear this evening, then dry and largely clear with some patchy low cloud over the western hills later in the night. Chilly towards dawn in rural areas, with a chance of mist in places Minimum temperature 7 °C.

“Tuesday: A warm and largely fine day on Tuesday with plenty of sunshine. Cloud may increase over western hills during the afternoon, but it should remain mostly dry with light winds. Maximum temperature 23 °C.

“Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: Remaining warm through this period. Cloudier and breezier than recently, especially further west, with the odd spot of rain at times, but some bright spells still likely in the east.”