Reading Time: Thunderstorm forecasts for Slough, Wokingham, Bracknell and other towns in Berkshire


Although Berkshire was engulfed in sweltering heat last month, thunderstorms seem to be the running theme in recent weeks.

The county experienced torrential rains, hampering summer vacation activities.

More electric weather is expected to strike on Friday August 6, marking the start of another wet weekend.

Read more: When will the heatwave in August hit? Met Office suggests we’ll have to wait longer

Although temperatures are expected to exceed 20 ° C, inclement weather conditions should bring the average sensation down to around 16 ° C.

The thunderstorm is expected to hit the county town of Reading at 3 p.m. and is expected to last until almost 6 p.m., according to the Met Office.

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A similar forecast has been published for the borough of Wokingham.

Electric weather is not expected to hit Bracknell until a little later in the afternoon, around 4 p.m., and is expected to end around 6 p.m.

People living near Newbury could be hit twice this afternoon, with the first thunderstorm set to start at 3 p.m. and last less than an hour. There’s a 70 percent chance of a second burst at 5 p.m., which will last much longer than the first spell. The thunder and lightning should end around 8 p.m.

Slough will only see a brief thunderclap at 4 p.m.

After the stormy weather ends, rain will prevail for most of the evening.

BBC Weather, which often shares a side-by-side forecast, is also forecasting thunderstorms this afternoon.

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