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today at one... we're live in downing street. in the last hour, the queen has appointed liz truss as the uk's new prime minister. in a break from tradition, the incoming prime minster made a 1,000—mile round trip to balmoral castle in aberdeenshire where the queen asked her to form a government. prime minister truss will address the nation this afternoon. early this morning borisjohnson left downing street for the final time and called on his party to unite behind their new leader. my fellow conservatives, it's time for politics to be over, folks. it's time for us all to get behind liz truss and her team and her programme and deliver for the people of this country.
liz truss is expected to start appointing her new cabinet later today. one of the most pressing issues she will face is how to deal with soaring energy bills. details are beginning to emerge of a plan that could see energy bills frozen at their current levels for 18 months. we'll hear from voters about what they want from the new prime minister. i feel like there needs to be somebody who is a little bit more honest, a bit more transparent, and has a goal which is going to be to make the world a better place for this generation, because as a mother, i'm really worried, with the cost of income with everything. and coming up on the bbc news channel... rafa nadal is out of the us open after losing to american frances tiafoe in the spaniards first grand slam defeat this year.
good afternoon from downing street. in the last half hour, liz truss has met the queen at balmoral and been formally appointed as the country's new prime minister. this afternoon she will address the nation from here, outside no 10, before getting down to work and naming her cabinet. shortly before she was invited to form a government, borisjohnson also met the queen to formally resign as prime minister. in his farewell speech here in downing street he offered liz truss his "fervent support" and called on the conservative party to unite behind her. here's our political correspondent helen catt. it was an early start in downing street this morning, cameras and microphones from around the world waiting to hear borisjohnson�*s final farewell. waiting to hear borisjohnson�*s finalfarewell. as waiting to hear borisjohnson�*s final farewell. as the sun came out, so did his supporters, staff filing out of number 11, and on the other
side, politicalallies, out of number 11, and on the other side, political allies, friends and family. at half seven on the dot, borisjohnson, holding hands with his wife kerry, approached the lectern. , , ., ., ~ lectern. this is it, folks, thank ou lectern. this is it, folks, thank you everybody— lectern. this is it, folks, thank you everybody for _ lectern. this is it, folks, thank you everybody for coming - lectern. this is it, folks, thank you everybody for coming out| lectern. this is it, folks, thank. you everybody for coming out so early this morning. —— carrie. in only a couple of hours, i will be in balmoral to see her majesty the queen, and the torch will finally be passed to a new conservative leader, the baton will be handed over in what has unexpectedly turned out to be a relay race, they changed the rules halfway through, but never mind that now.— mind that now. going with some bitterness. _ mind that now. going with some bitterness, then, _ mind that now. going with some bitterness, then, but _ mind that now. going with some bitterness, then, but with - mind that now. going with some| bitterness, then, but with thanks mind that now. going with some . bitterness, then, but with thanks to the people in the building behind him. ., , ., ., �* the people in the building behind him. .,, ., ., �* ., him. people who got brexit done, the --eole him. people who got brexit done, the eo - le who him. people who got brexit done, the people who delivered _ him. people who got brexit done, the people who delivered the _ him. people who got brexit done, the people who delivered the fastest - people who delivered the fastest vaccine roll—out in europe, and never forget 70% of the entire population got a dose within six months, faster than any comparable country, that his government for you, that is this conservative
government. the people who organised the prompt, early supplies of weapons to the heroic ukrainian armed forces, an action which may very well have helped change the course of the biggest european water for 80 years. course of the biggest european water for 80 yew-— for 80 years. brexit, ukraine and the vaccine _ for 80 years. brexit, ukraine and the vaccine are _ for 80 years. brexit, ukraine and the vaccine are what _ for 80 years. brexit, ukraine and the vaccine are what he - for 80 years. brexit, ukraine and the vaccine are what he hopes i for 80 years. brexit, ukraine and | the vaccine are what he hopes will form his legacy, but he has been a colourful and divisive prime minister whose personaljudgements led to his downfall. so, what will he do next? let led to his downfall. so, what will he do next?— led to his downfall. so, what will he do next? ., ., ., he do next? let me say that i am now like one of those _ he do next? let me say that i am now like one of those booster _ he do next? let me say that i am now like one of those booster rockets - like one of those booster rockets that has fulfilled its function, and i will now be gently re—entering the atmosphere and splashing down invisibly in some remote and obscure corner of the pacific. and i am returning to my power. although cincinnatus _ returning to my power. although cincinnatus was _ returning to my power. although cincinnatus was a _ returning to my power. although cincinnatus was a roman - returning to my power. although| cincinnatus was a roman dictator returning to my power. although - cincinnatus was a roman dictator who did return to lead again. mrjohnson urged his party to come together and he finished by pledging his full
support to his successor. thank you all very much. _ support to his successor. thank you all very much, thank— support to his successor. thank you all very much, thank you _ support to his successor. thank you all very much, thank you and - all very much, thank you and goodbye. just time for some last handshakes before climbing into his ministerial car to head to balmoral to resign to the queen.— to resign to the queen. waiting in the wins, to resign to the queen. waiting in the wings. or _ to resign to the queen. waiting in the wings. or at — to resign to the queen. waiting in the wings, or at least _ to resign to the queen. waiting in the wings, or at least on - to resign to the queen. waiting in the wings, or at least on the - the wings, or at least on the tarmac, liz truss. also bound for balmoral. there, in the last hour, the queen has formally asked her to form a government. when liz truss gets back to downing street, it will be her chance to set out her vision for her government to the public. she will then appoint at least some of her new cupboard at. james cleverly is expected to become foreign secretary, he was not commenting this morning. the attorney—general suella braverman is likely to become home secretary. kwasi kwarteng is expected to be the new chancellor. and they will need to move fast. new chancellor. and they will need to move fast-— new chancellor. and they will need to move fast. people are absolutely etrified to move fast. people are absolutely petrified about _ to move fast. people are absolutely petrified about the _ to move fast. people are absolutely petrified about the energy - to move fast. people are absolutely petrified about the energy bills - petrified about the energy bills that are coming the way, businesses as well. and we need an answer to this and it is urgent that liz truss
deals with this immediately. we have said there should be an energy freeze, we have also said that we should pay for that with a windfall tax on the gas and energy companies, oil companies, that have made huge profits. liz truss has not said that and the concern is how we pay for that when national debt is going up. it is important that liz truss and her ministers get the chance to set out those _ her ministers get the chance to set out those plans in full detail, i cannot— out those plans in full detail, i cannot pre—empt them today but it is absolutely _ cannot pre—empt them today but it is absolutely the case that people can rest assured listening this morning that early— rest assured listening this morning that early action is going to follow under— that early action is going to follow under liz— that early action is going to follow under liz truss's premiership. liz truss under liz truss's premiership. truss has had under liz truss's premiership. l2 truss has had some weeks to decide on her top team and how to keep promises to deliver. now, she is the prime minister. the country is waiting to see what she has planned. helen catt, bbc news, westminster. so, what happens next? we know liz truss will return to downing street and is expected to deliver her first speech this afternoon. following that, its expected the new prime minister will start
appointing her cabinet ahead of her first pmqs on wednesday. our political correspondent nick eardley is here. nick, she will be here in the middle of the afternoon facing some of the most daunting challenges that any new parameter in recent times has faced? �* ., . ., . ,, faced? and not much time to address them, ben. — faced? and not much time to address them, ben. when _ faced? and not much time to address them, ben. when she _ faced? and not much time to address them, ben. when she arrives - faced? and not much time to address them, ben. when she arrives back i them, ben. when she arrives back here later, that will be her big chance to set out a vision to the country, to tell voters at home what she wants to do with the keys to no 10. we know what a lot of that is. we know that her big economic plan is to try and to be late growth. we know that she wants to cut taxes. and we are expecting in the next few days to hear a big intervention on energy, probably freezing prices for millions of people, and many businesses across the country, a really big move that is designed to take to the country, i understand how big your challenges are, i
understand that we need to help. but then she also has this challenge of how she addresses internal relations within her party. we know that there are some mps who are going to give liz truss the benefit of the doubt, but who are deeply sceptical, quite frankly, of some of the plans she put forward in the leadership campaign, and chatting to a lot of tories in parliament this afternoon, they are saying, look, try and come up they are saying, look, try and come up with a cabinet, some people who can be around the table in that building who will unite the party, who will give you the arguments from different wings and make sure that the conservative party can stick together over the next few months. at the moment, though, it looks like liz truss is going to opt for loyalists, the people she has a janmark for the top jobs are her allies, and some tory mps are nervous that that means that she might repeat what they see as a mistake made by borisjohnson, which was to have like—minded people around him, ratherthan was to have like—minded people around him, rather than those who will challenge him.—
will challenge him. speaking of boris johnson, _ will challenge him. speaking of boris johnson, predecessor, i will challenge him. speaking of i boris johnson, predecessor, what will challenge him. speaking of - boris johnson, predecessor, what did borisjohnson, predecessor, what did you make of his farewell remarks? he talked about roman cincinnatus, and like him, he will be returning to his farm, he said, but we have all been cincinnatus, who apparently eventually returned to rome, so could he be back? i eventually returned to rome, so could he be back?— eventually returned to rome, so could he be back? i think the whole of westminster _ could he be back? i think the whole of westminster collectively - could he be back? i think the whole| of westminster collectively googled cincinnatus at about half past seven this morning. borisjohnson was defiant, he talked about his party wanting to change the rules to get rid of him, even though they didn't change the rules. he talked about that. talked about the party getting behind liz truss to deal with the economic emergency. but love him or know of him, borisjohnson is someone who likes to raise eyebrows, and that reference to the roman emperor cincinnatus definitely did that, it made some question, does he fancy coming back in the future? at the moment he is trying to play down those expectations, but would anyone rule out having borisjohnson raise a few eyebrows again? i don't think
so. . ~' . , ., a few eyebrows again? i don't think so. ., so. nick eardley, our political correspondent, _ so. nick eardley, our political correspondent, thank - so. nick eardley, our political correspondent, thank you - so. nick eardley, our political| correspondent, thank you very so. nick eardley, our political- correspondent, thank you very much. as we've heard, in a break with tradition, the new prime minister had to make a 1,000—mile round trip to be formally appointed by the queen at balmoral rather than at buckingham palace. we can talk now to our royal correspondent nicholas witchell who's at balmoral. nick liz truss is the 15th prime minister appointed by the queen, but the first not at buckingham palace and i think the first to be appointed at balmoral since 1885? that is absolutely right, 1885, it was lord salisbury, and queen victoria. today's proceed ear, of course, was taking place here at balmoral because of the queen's health she had intended and hoped to go down to london to appoint a new prime minister as normal at buckingham palace, but it was decided that it was safer because of these mobility issues for it all to happen here. so, the outgoing and incoming prime ministers came to balmoral, not without some complications because of the
weather. liz truss's aircraft was delayed in landing because of fog at aberdeen which meant that she was some ten minutes late for her audience with the queen. but she got here at 12.20, she was invited to form a government, and she left after a0 minutes. and we've now received the official announcement from royle communications, the queen received in audience with the right honourable elizabeth truss mp today and requested her to form a new administration. liz truss accepted her majesty's offer and kissed hands upon her appointment as prime minister and first lord of the treasury. that phrase kissed hands is a relic from history, there is no kissing, there is simply a handshake. but liz truss left here at one o'clock, she is now on her way back to aberdeen and then of course a flight back to london, to no 10 downing street. hick course a flight back to london, to no 10 downing street. nick witchell, the 're at a no 10 downing street. nick witchell, they're at a very _ no 10 downing street. nick witchell, they're at a very wet _ no 10 downing street. nick witchell, they're at a very wet balmoral, - they're at a very wet balmoral, thank you very much indeed.
so, what do voters want from the new prime minister? we've heard that liz truss has promised action within a week on the rocketing energy bills that households and businesses are now facing, but what else are they looking for? our correspondent phil mackie has been talking to voters in the constituency of worcester about their hopes and fears. worcester has been held by the conservatives since 2010 but if labour want to win the next election, it's a seat they'd need to take. there's a lot to do, things need fixing fast. at stjohn�*s garage they see more than 70 cars a day, but not everyone can afford the bills. the owner, matt, a conservative voter and borisjohnson fan, wants the new prime minister to help. we are getting squeezed more and more and more, and it's becoming... before long, it won't be profitable enough to even do it, and that's the problem we are up against. but what would be the answer? the government could help with vat, you know? they could make that easier so it would be much cheaperfor the consumer to do this sort of thing, it would be cheaper for us to buy
things. in terms of corporation tax and things like that, a reduction, they could do that. it's not easy, it's not an easy one. worcester has voted for the party of governance every time since 1979, that's 11 general elections. it's currently held by the conservatives with the majority of more than 6,000, but still an important target for labour if they are to get back in government. buongiorno! good morning, guys. this man has helped run benedicto's in the city centre for 20 years. he's another who supported borisjohnson. with everything else arising it's cuts he needs from the new prime minister. it's going to be, like, a long list of things which she needs to do. i mean, first of all, it's like the energy price increase. i heard them talk about, like, a price cap and there would be some support to the businesses. if there was one thing that liz truss can do that would help you, what would it be?
first of all, it is going to be the vat. like, the vat, reduction in vat, which will... everyone is going to take advantage of it. worcester woman, a phrase used to describe the swing voters who switched to labour in '97 and back to the conservatives in 2010, could be key. this is nhs worker beth with daughters sophie and emily. i feel like there needs to be somebody who is a little bit more honest, a bit more transparent and has a goal that is going to be make the world a better place for this generation, because as a mother i'm really worried, with the cost—of—living and everything, how am i going to set my children up? whatever happens, liz truss will face an almost impossible balancing act to keep everyone happy. phil mackie, bbc news, worcester. so, what sort of help on energy might be the new prime minister and her team announce later this week? our business editor simonjack has been gathering some of the details. what have you learned, simon? well, ben, the government is planning a massive intervention in
the energy markets on thursday. it will help both consumers keep their bills pretty much where they are, and lower cost for businesses. now, the options are as follows. number one, freeze the bills for households at their current level, remember, they arejust under at their current level, remember, they are just under £2000, right now, they are due to go up to over £3500 for a typical household in october. so, freeze them. obviously, businesses don't have an energy price cap, so the mechanism will be slightly different and we are unclear on that, but it might mean limiting the amount of unit cost of a!. the second one is, how do you pay for all of this, it is going to be eye—wateringly expensive? one option is to have the energy companies borrow the difference between the frozen price and the real price in the market and pay it back over 20 years by adding money to customer bills. that means higher bills for longer, that is also not
very popular because liz truss said no new taxes. but the overall cost, number three, no new taxes. but the overall cost, numberthree, is no new taxes. but the overall cost, number three, is £100 billion to £130 billion, and i am hearing today that the other option is, don't pay it back through bills, or taxes, just leave it on the government slate, increase borrowing. we already know that the chancellor has said the government is prepared to do what they call fiscal loosening, which means borrow a bit more money. this would be a great amount to add to the overall debt pile, particularly when they are promising further tax cuts and big increases in things like defence spending. simonjack, thank you very much indeed. the prime minister has a daunting intray. among the challenges are trying to restore power sharing at stormont after the northern ireland executive collapsed earlier this year, and sorting out the trading arrangements in the wake of brexit. our ireland correspondent, emma vardy, has this report. dealing with the unique politics on this small part of the uk has long been a challenge
for british prime ministers, and liz truss will be landing here at a critical time. good morning, everyone, welcome to belfast. if anyone is feeling apprehensive, put on the flak jackets which you will find under your seat. she'll need to try to broker a new political peace between highly polarised parties, and repair the british and irish relationship which brexit has taken on a bumpy ride. onlyjoking, folks, about the flak jacket! peace walls still divide unionist and nationalist communities, and getting a government back for northern ireland means restoring a partnership between political parties on both sides. country music plays. my name is elsie kirkpatrick. with this centre, we have been cross—community for 20 years, to let people to know that there is not this hatred of catholics or protestants. until the fallout of
the brexit, sinn fein and the democratic unionists had been sharing power together. —— until the fallout over brexit. since february, that delicate dance has been on hold. if the politicians aren't getting on at stormont, does that mean people don't get on in the communities? no, no. we are all very, very friendly. it's very, very sad they are treating the country the way they are. they can't agree, so we are the sufferers. i don't think sinn fein and the dup will ever, everagree. and they are dividing the people. brexit�*s raised new tensions over old divides. some people want to be irish, and the like of ourselves, we're happy enough the way we were living. how it will ever end, i don't know. the focus of the breakdown in government is here. our agreement with the eu created barriers to goods coming overfrom britain, and northern ireland's democratic unionists say they won't go back into government until the arrangements are scrapped.
so it can now take almost twice as long for goods to get to northern ireland? yes, it can. things haven't got any better. in actualfact, things have got worse. while a majority of northern ireland's politicians want to keep the eu's arrangements, unionists are urging liz truss to push ahead with controversial plans to change the rules. our message is, put that at the number one priority in your in—tray and free up the movement of goods from gb to northern ireland. and at stormont she'll have to navigate a new dynamic, because sinn fein, the hardline republicans, have now become stormont�*s largest party and don't want northern ireland's future to be within the uk at all. very frustrating. it doesn't matter what side of the divide you're on. they're walking into a nightmare. through its troubled history, prime ministers have always hoped that their visits here will be remembered for peace building and progress, and with the current crisis, that's as big a challenge as ever when liz truss arrives. emma vardy, bbc news, belfast.
in scotland, nicola sturgon has said she'll attempt to build a good working relationship with liz truss, despite their political differences. this afternoon the first minister will set out her government's plans for the year ahead. she's said her priority will be trying to help people though what she has called "the coming humanitarian crisis". lets talk to our scotland correspondent lorna gordon, who's in holyrood. what are relations likely to be like between liz truss and nicola sturgeon? they are far apart politically, most obviously in the area of scotland's constitutional future. there obviously in the area of scotland's constitutionalfuture. there is a hearing that the supreme court next month to hear arguments about whether or not parliament here has the power to legislate for a second referendum on scottish independence, which nicola sturgeon has said she would like to help next october. during campaigning liz truss said
no, no, no to the idea of a second vote on scottish independence and the mood music from her campus been quite robust on this issue. then there is the cost of living crisis everyone faces. nicola sturgeon will stand about the parliament here in about an hour to detail the power to parliament has to try to mitigate —— the powers of her parliament has to try to mitigate the pressures people are facing, we understand this includes a rent freeze to public and private rental properties and an expansion of the child payment system which is unique to scotland to help families on benefits and low incomes, it will be expanded to all children under 16 and it will be raised to £25 from £20 a week. at nicola sturgeon, the first minister, will: liz truss triggers the big levers the uk government has added
disposal to help with things like energy and fiscal policy —— to use the big levers. the prime minister will set out her plans this afternoon and in the days ahead, as we have heard.— we have heard. thank you, lorna gordon. let's look at some of the news away from politics. the father of olivia pratt—korbel has said her death "cannot be in vain" as he appealed for anyone with information on her shooting to come forward. olivia was shot dead at her home in liverpool last week. herfather described her as a "real bright spark who loved to laugh". our correspondent nick garnett is in liverpool this is the first time we have heard from olivia's father, sukkur, and the first video we have seen of his daughter who was killed two weeks ago. the video was filmed on his phone at the christmas market in
liverpool city centre last year. a pair of them went on fairground rides and were cuddling and laughing throughout. he described his little girl is a real bright spark who love to laugh and says words cannot express the pain we are going through after olivia was so cruelly snatched away from us. those responsible need to know what they have done. olivia's death cannot be in vain. detectives have been given further time to continue questioning four men arrested in the last few days. a3a—year—old is arrested on suspicion of murder, three others on suspicion of murder, three others on suspicion of murder, three others on suspicion of assisting an offender. more flowers have been laid behind me here in her memory and her friends have returned to school after the school holidays, the first time i have been together since her death. they are receiving specialist support in the school, as are her teachers. thank you very much. police in canada say that one of the men suspected of stabbing ten people to death in the province of saskatchewan has been found dead.
but damien sanderson�*s brother, myles, is still on the run. isa is a day machinery has this report. a manhunt is under way in canada after two brothers were suspected of stabbing several people to death and injuring others in the province of saskatchewan during the labor day weekend rampage. as the search continues, police delivered a significant update. one of the brothers, damien sanderson, was found dead. ihis brothers, damien sanderson, was found dead-— found dead. his body was located outdoors in _ found dead. his body was located outdoors in a _ found dead. his body was located outdoors in a heavily _ found dead. his body was located outdoors in a heavily grassed - found dead. his body was located | outdoors in a heavily grassed area in proximity to a house that was being examined. we can confirm he has visible injuries. these injuries are not believed to be self—inflicted at this point. go fight authorities warned the other suspects, myles sanderson, is still at large and still a threat to the public. at large and still a threat to the ublic. , ,., . . public. first police received supportive _ public. first police received supportive of _ public. first police received supportive of stabbing - public. first police received supportive of stabbing in i public. first police received - supportive of stabbing in james supportive of stabbing injames smith cree nation, an indigenous
community, soon more reports came in of victims in a nearby town. the suspects have been charged with first—degree murderfor suspects have been charged with first—degree murder for one of the worst mass killings in canada's history. worst mass killings in canada's histo . . . worst mass killings in canada's histo . . ,, history. saskatchewan yan sun canadians. _ history. saskatchewan yan sun canadians, we _ history. saskatchewan yan sun canadians, we will— history. saskatchewan yan sun canadians, we will do - history. saskatchewan yan sun canadians, we will do what - history. saskatchewan yan sun canadians, we will do what we | history. saskatchewan yan sun - canadians, we will do what we always do in times of difficulty and anguish, we will be there for each other, therefore our neighbours, lean on each other, help grieve and help heal. this lean on each other, help grieve and hel heal. �* , . ., help heal. as the manhunt extend to another day. — help heal. as the manhunt extend to another day, officials _ help heal. as the manhunt extend to another day, officials have _ help heal. as the manhunt extend to another day, officials have asked - another day, officials have asked the community tuesday a lurch signs of the remaining suspect. a state of emergency is declared in the province. azadeh moshiri, bbc news. a man has been shot dead by police in south london. the metropolitan police said the man in his 20s was killed by armed officers after a car chase. he died in hospital shortly afterwards. the independent police watchdog has launched an investigation. tens of thousands of firefighters and control room staff across the uk
will be balloted for strikes in a dispute over pay. the fire brigades union said there was huge anger among its members after they were offered a 2% pay rise. the ballot is expected to be held in five weeks' time. in football now, wales's women's team has a chance of reaching the world cup play offs against slovenia later in what is their biggest match in history. they've never qualified for a major tournament and will see a record attendance at the cardiff city stadium — nearly 12,000 fans, more than double their previous record. and all they need is a draw, just a point to get to the next stage, after beating greece last friday. game time does not excite me more than any of the others, we very much focus on what we do to perform, that it's really important for us. i'm
happy that if the fans think that then they can get excited, but i'm very focused on what i want the team to do, it is the best they can so we can qualify for tournaments consistently, that is what we need to do. tennis now and rafael nadal says he's not sure when he'll be back on court following his fourth round defeat at the us open to frances tiafoe. nadal has struggled since he was forced to withdraw from the semi—finals of wimbledon due to injury. our sports correspondent, andy swiss, has more. now 36 but a seemingly timeless talent, rafael nadal emerged yet to lose a grand slam match this year, but this was a day he later admitted when he felt his age as america's frances tiafoe, 12 years his junior, seized the initiative. but remember, nadal has won more grand slam singles titles than any man in
history and he briefly threatened and thrilling comeback. a 12 hour flashes of genius, there were not enough, as tiafoe completed the biggest win of his career. even tiafoe could scarcely believe it, nadal peter nad blast. he and his wife are expecting their first child and he later admitted he was not sure when he would return. i don't know. i sure when he would return. i don't knovv- i will _ sure when he would return. i don't knovv- i will try _ sure when he would return. i don't know. i will try to _ sure when he would return. i don't know. i will try to be _ sure when he would return. i don't know. i will try to be ready, - know. i will try to be ready, mentally, and ifeel like i will be ready to compete again. the mentally, and i feel like i will be ready to compete again. the most frustrated man _ ready to compete again. the most frustrated man of _ ready to compete again. the most frustrated man of the _ ready to compete again. the most frustrated man of the day - ready to compete again. the most frustrated man of the day was - frustrated man of the day was probably cameron norrie as he was beaten by andre reply. his handwritten's singles hopes ending in disappointment. —— his and great britain's singles hopes. liz truss is on her way back to downing street, there will be rain,
we are told, it is raining heavily in balmoral. nick miller has the forecast. we are keeping a close eye on the radar picture. spectacular views coming in from weather watchers, this shelf of cloud captured in dorset, torrential, thundery rain was moving in and these tending to move northwards at the moment. this is the radar picture so far, this is why it has been so wet in balmoral, thunderstorms also popping up in north—east england and the southwest. all connected to an area of low pressure. it is still like a washing machine, bands of heavy rain and showers, we are on vincent repeat until it finally moves away, which will not be until the weekend —— rinse and repeat. showers moving south—west to north—east. as they are moving, balmoral should see
something drier through the afternoon. look at what happens in the central belt, this could create difficult travel conditions. rather more scattered into northern ireland and a few batches are working from west to east through england and wales. we are looking at a cluster heading towards the london area, all eyes on downing street, the question is the degree to which they will move in. keep the umbrella handy. warm, sunny spells around some of these downpours once they have moved, some continue overnight, another area moving from the south—west into england and wales may not be as lively as recently but still a chance it could be woken by a rumble of thunder, mild and humid overnight. in the morning showers break out, rain across scotland, some pleasantly warm, sunny spells but any showers could be heavy and thundery. still quite windy towards the south—west closer to the low