UK Weather: Thunderstorms Likely To Rain On Remain Campaign’s Parade

Commuters carry umbrellas as they walk to work through a downpour in London on June 20, 2016. / AFP / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)

The Daily Telegraph reports: The Met Office is predicting that thunderstorms are likely to descend on the UK on polling day in a washout that could boost the Leave campaign.

Weather forecasters have issued a yellow warning for rain and localised flooding in the south east during the day on Thursday, when millions of voters are expected to go to the polls.

The wet outlook, which also extends to the north west of the country, could boost the Leave campaign, which is most likely to benefit from a low turnout on the day according to polling experts YouGov.

Forecasters are predicting the weather will turn “warm and humid” in the south east on Thursday, adding there could be “heavy, perhaps thundery downpours” which will clear by Friday.

A yellow warning for Greater London and the south east states: ” Although many areas will probably miss them, scattered but potentially intense thundery downpours seem likely to affect parts of the warning area from late Wednesday and through Thursday.

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