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Turbulence: The weather forecast shows huge thunderstorms raging over the continent

The forecast reveals turbulence will range from moderate to severe, with the worst felt in the next 18 hours, according to flight planner JetPlan.

This is due to thunderstorms sweeping across Europe in the coming days.

In the next 12 hours the worst will be felt over the Mediterranean sea as well as the Bay of Biscay.

Severe storms can be seen over northern Algeria and Tunisia as well as Corsica and Sardinia in the next 12 hours.

In the coming 18 hours the turbulence  – much of it classified as severe – intensifies over the central and west Mediterranean, nudging south west France and the eastern coast of Italy.

Storms will persevere, with the 24 hour forecast showing light and moderate turbulence engulfing northern Italy and Switzerland.

Severe turbulence can be seen across central Spain whilst also moving over Tunisia and Sardinia, and part of eastern Sicily.

“There is further turbulence from thunderstorms,” Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst told Express.co.uk, “and much of continental Europe continues to see severe thunderstorms for much of the rest of the week.  

“The turbulence will be most strongly felt within the storms themselves  – although most aircraft will steer clear of these.

“There will be heavy rain and hail which could lead to local impact if occurring near local airports.”

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Turbulence: In the next 12 hours the worst will be felt over the Mediterranean sea

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Turbulence: In the coming 18 hours the turbulence  – mostly ‘severe’ – intensifies over the Med

Dewhurst added, “It will be warm, humid and unsettled for the rest of the week.”

Turbulence, while an uncomfortable feeling, is not dangerous and passengers flying near thunderstorms needn’t fear lightning.

Whilst terrifying being in a plane if it gets hit by lightning, it actually doesn’t pose a risk to the aircrafts which are made to cope.

“No modern plane has been brought down by lightning and modern planes are designed to withstand a lightning strike,’ says Christopher Paul Jones, a therapist who helps people get over their fears.

If you are flying in the next day or so, here are some tricks to help beat turbulence.

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Turbulence: The 24 hour forecast showing light and moderate turbulence engulfing northern Italy

Sitting near the wings will help. Being closer to the centre of the plane’s mass while forces such as lift, torque, wind, gravity, drag and thrust act upon it will mean you’ll be well placed for a smooth ride.

Nervous flyers may feel more at ease if they sit near an exit.

If you’re hoping to battle out turbulence by getting some rest, try and sit as far away from the engine as possible.

The best place for peace is the front row. The aisle will also be quieter than the window.

Having more legroom will also help, as well as sitting far away from the toilet.

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