Storm Oscar to bring chaos to Britain with 28C scorcher and lightning

Storm Oscar is set to send temperatures soaring but will also bring lightning to the UK with a spell of chaotic weather in store.

South-east England could experience Britain's first heatwave temperatures of the year.

While Storm Oscar, named by the Spanish meteorological agency, is going to send humidity soaring in the UK, a series of weather alerts have been issued in the Mediterranean country.

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Spain has been experiencing torrential downpours this week, with Brits planning getaways given a stark warning as the storm heads towards some of the biggest holiday hotspots.

The Canary Islands are set to be battered by Storm Oscar, bringing heavy rain, winds of up to 55mph and possible flooding.

The Met Office has warned that the storm could bring massive waves and possible flooding, making the holiday famed for sunshine, sea and sand, blustery and miserable.

The forecaster said: "Storm Oscar is currently bringing heavy rain to parts of the Canaries. This area of low pressure will move northwards, leading to a change with our weather this weekend."

With the added heat comes the risk of thunderstorms, the Met Office added: "Increasing heat and humidity drawn up from the near continent will lead to heavy showers and thunderstorms."

Jim Dale, senior meteorologist for British Weather Services, told the Daily Express that as much as hot weather may be expected this weekend, that the UK must also be aware of disruptive conditions too.

He said: "It'll be both up and down. Overall far more rain than we’ve had (it couldn’t be less) but at the same time periods of very warm sometimes hot weather.

“In both cases no obvious over the top stuff — thundery deluges apart."

Weather maps have started to glow dark orange and red as the first heat spike of the year is predicted.

But the chances of such humidity lasting long enough to be officially classed as a heatwave remains unlikely at the moment.

By Saturday afternoon (June 10) sporadic showers look set to hit, with stronger downpours hitting areas in Suffolk, Greater Manchester and Birmingham.

And by Sunday (June 11) much of Britain will have seen downpours amid the heat surge.

Models are suggesting that Storm Oscar will have peaked by the middle of this week, with the UK set to reel from its humidity at least two days later.

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