United Kingdom

Britons make the most of 75F Saturday weather before two inches of rain brings floods to end weekend

Revellers at the Isle of Wight Festival are making the most of the last blast of summer today before two inches of rain is expected to hit the country tomorrow, bringing flooding to end the weekend.

Temperatures will peak at around 75F (24C) today in the south west, with bright sunny spells expected in most of the country, according to Met Office forecasters. 

Beach goers in the coastal town of Bournemouth flocked to the beaches to soak up the last rays of summer sunshine this afternoon with crowds of people strolling along the seafront. 

However, a yellow weather warning is in place for Sunday with Britons in the east of England set to be battered by heavy rain and thundery showers in a 'relatively short time' which could potentially cause localised flooding. 

The deluge is expected to bring up to two inches of rainfall, as The Met Office warns that it could lead to travel distruptions and delays to public transport after Saturday's good weather.

Isle of Wight Festival goers donned their glad rags wearing colourful flares and statement shirts in the 75F (24C) sunshine as they headed to day three of the festival at Seaclose Park in Newport on Saturday

Meanwhile, beach goers in the coastal town of Bournemouth flocked to the beaches to soak up the last rays of summer sunshine this afternoon before two inches of rain is expected to hit the country tomorrow

Snow Patrol, David Guetta and Sam fender will take to the stage at the Isle Of Wight Festival later this afternoon, with Duran Duran the headline act for tomorrow night. Pictured: Festival goers forego their wellies and rain jackets for sunglasses 

Up to 50,000 ticket-holders are expected to attend this week after it had to be cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: A group of women raise their glasses in the air as they enjoy the festival atmosphere

Revellers embraced this years theme of Peace, Love & Understanding at the Isle Of Wight festival wearing bright colours and 70s-esque hippy attire

The Met Office has also warned that there is a slight chance that people in the affected areas may experience power cuts and loss of other services.

Met Office forecasters said: 'A band of rain and heavy, thundery showers will slowly drift east through Sunday before becoming slow-moving over the highlighted area later in the day.

'Where these showers become slow-moving, 30 to 40 mm of rain could fall in a relatively short time leading to surface water flooding and transport disruption.'

Meanwhile, on Saturday, festival goers donned their glad rags wearing colourful flares and statement shirts as they headed to day three of the Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park in Newport.

They embraced this years theme of Peace, Love & Understanding wearing bright colours and 70s-esque hippy attire after last year's festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Snow Patrol, David Guetta and Sam fender will take to the stage later this afternoon, with Duran Duran the headline act for tomorrow night, with 50,000 ticket-holders expected to attend this week. 

Crowds of people were out strolling along the seafront on Bournemouth beach before torrential rain which is expected in the east of England tomorrow

The good weather is set to give way to downpours tomorrow as a yellow weather warning is in place for Sunday with Britons in the east of England set to be battered by heavy rain and thundery showers. Pictured: People jump in the sea in Bournemouth

While the sunshine will remain in place for Saturday, heavy rainfall on Sunday which is expected to fall in a 'relatively short time' could potentially cause localised flooding

Pictured: Rower Mark Delstanche, 47, practicing in the River Thames near Gravesend on Saturday for his solo and unsupported voyage from New York to London

Football news:

Al-Sadd Xavi has not lost 34 matches in the Qatar League - this is a club record. The league record is 41 games
Nagelsmann about Hernandez: He is in a good mood, there is no feeling that he is worried about prison
Tuchel on the victory over Southampton: A tense match. I liked Chelsea's energy
Pioli pro 1-0 with Torino: Milan controlled the game. Torino created chances only by going all-in
Arteta pro 2:0 with Leeds: We created a lot of chances, played better and stronger
Giroud after Torino's winning goal: Milan played well. Not everything is perfect, but the main thing is the victory
Chelsea won the third penalty shootout in a row. In all of them there was a cap on the gate