Sport & Weather Go Crazy, What Next?
As weekend's go, it's been a pretty extraordinary one, as I type I can hear the national anthem playing for another British gold medal winner on the TV, but it's not just the Olympics, the weather has been spectacular too.
Both days this weekend have seen some intense downpours and potent thunderstorms develop in many areas (thankfully the majority have missed the Olympics venues in London), with some incredible footage and reports shared via the Netweather community
and on Twitter
To give you an idea of some of what people have been capturing this weekend, alongside is a photo of a funnel cloud taken in Scotland on Saturday by 'Nut' on the community forums.
And below is one of the photos we were sent through Twitter - this one from Tony who snapped another funnel cloud this time in Ossett, West Yorkshire.
This evening will see some of the storms and showers continuing for some time, and we need to watch to the south for the threat of some more thundery downpours moving in from the continent.
Tomorrow keeps with the showery and potentially stormy theme and again there is the threat of some pretty potent showers and storms developing which could lead to some further issues with localised flooding. Tuesday too will be an unsettled day with further heavy downpours or longer spells of rain.
Beyond that though we're actually going to see a change, the showers will become much fewer and further in between with sunny spells and increasingly warm temperatures arriving as high pressure ridges in. How long it's likely to last is a little uncertain at this point, but if we were to take a punt then the weekend could be period when low pressure makes a return from the southwest.
5th August 2012 20:24 Updated: 5th August 2012 20:24