UK weather forecast – Thunder & heavy rain to hit as lockdown eases and Brits can meet pals INSIDE pubs & homes tomorrow

HEAVY rain and thunder is set to blast Britain tomorrow as soggy Brits finally get the green light to take shelter indoors.

Over a month of socialising in the wind and rain will come to a blissful end on Monday, when pals can at last meet inside pubs and homes.

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It comes as indoor pints, hugs and holidays are back from tomorrow in the next stage of the lockdown easing.

The new freedoms will be washed in with plenty of thundery downpours across the UK – giving all the more reason to stay indoors.

Parts of England and Wales could see up to 30mm of rain fall in two hours, the equivalent of nearly half the monthly average for May.

A Met Office forecaster told The Sun Online: "Tomorrow will be another day of heavy, thundery downpours, so most places will see further rain to begin this week and indeed into Tuesday as well. 

"The heaviest of the showers will be focused more east, but most parts of England and Wales are at risk of some heavy downpours.

"Anywhere is at risk of seeing some thunder and hail as well."

The UK has so far seen the entire average rainfall for May (68mm) in two weeks, with Wales drowning in double the target – seeing 126mm so far.

Defiant Brits have spent the washout sheltering under brollies and cowering under terraces, with only outdoor seating at pubs and restaurants allowed since April 12.

Households have been barred from mixing inside too – with only groups of six allowed to meet outside.

But last Monday, Boris Johnson told Brits: "Your efforts have so visibly paid off."

And tomorrow's unlocking will go ahead as planned.

Under the new rules, Brits will be able to meet inside – still following the rule of six or two household restriction.

Hotels and B&Bs will reopen, and would-be holidaymakers dreaming of a sunshine break will finally be able to take overseas trips.

Indoor entertainment and attractions are also set to open up – and groups can head to the pub and sit inside.

Indoor exercise classes will reopen, and those less active can finally head to cinemas and museums.

Theatre and concert performances – along with sports events – will also start to allow 1,000 people, or 50 per cent of the venue's capacity – whichever is lower – to start again.

Meanwhile, pilot tests will also be run to figure out just how such large events will be able to take place, using tests and even Covid passports to let people back in.

Temperatures have been cooler than average this month, but will feel warmer on Wednesday.

Wednesday looks more settled and most places will be dry," a Met Office forecaster told The Sun Online.

"It will feel a little bit warmer on Wednesday and we could see 18 or 19C in a few spots – probably in the Greater London area."

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