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UK News Met Office warns of flooding as thunderstorms set to hit UK

12:26  10 august  2020
12:26  10 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

Hot temperatures still around as severe thunderstorms loom

  Hot temperatures still around as severe thunderstorms loom The Met Office has issued a broad storm warning for Monday through to Thursday, covering most of the country.The heat is still, on but the Met Office – which has issued a broad yellow warning covering much the UK from Monday to Thursday – says where there are thunderstorms, “they could be significant and disruptive”.

THE MET OFFICE has issued a first ever yellow thunderstorm warning , as the British heatwave looks set to clash with thunderstorms , hail and flash flooding . The UK has seen six days in a row of temperatures hitting above 30C, as the scorching heatwave risks sparking a hosepipe ban.

© Met Office . The warning says: " Thunderstorms may develop across parts of western UK late on Thursday afternoon and into the evening. The storm warning comes a week after heavy rain and thunderstorms caused flooding at homes in the Valleys. But before any thunderstorms arrive it will

An RNLI lifeguard looks out over Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA) © Andrew Matthews An RNLI lifeguard looks out over Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Forecasters have warned of possible flooding as the UK’s heatwave gives way to heavy downpours and thunderstorms.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings covering almost the whole country from Monday morning, identifying there is “a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly” following rain showers, with the chance of “significant and disruptive” thunderstorms.

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BRITAIN is set to be plagued with torrential thunderstorms , flooding and ferocious winds, with the Met Office forced to issue a danger to life warning . Rain warnings have been issued for the whole of the UK on Friday, with the Met Office warning some businesses and homes could be damaged due

Met Office issue warning : Intense thunder and hailstones set to THRASH UK during heatwave. BRITAIN is bracing itself for flash flooding , intense downpours and thunderstorms after the Met Office issued shock warnings for this weekend, despite the recent heatwave across the country.

The far north of Scotland is the only part of the UK not currently covered by Monday’s weather warning, which is in place across the whole of England and Wales until at least Thursday.

Northern Ireland is affected from Monday until Wednesday, although forecasters expect Devon and Cornwall to be the first to experience thunderstorms this week.

It follows an intense period of very hot weather which saw temperatures reach 34C (93.2F) at Herstmonceux in East Sussex on Sunday, the fourth consecutive day thermometers in the South of England passed 30C (86F).

Flash flooding leaves Welsh town under water as warnings issued for UK

  Flash flooding leaves Welsh town under water as warnings issued for UK Flash flooding has left parts of Aberystwyth under water as the Met Office issued thunderstorm warnings for most of the UK until Thursday. © Other Parts of the Welsh town of Aberystwyth were under water on Monday. Pic: Twitter/Tom Kendall The Environment Agency has said isolated flooding is possible across parts of England over the next few days due to heavy storms.The Met Office warned that flash flooding could cause travel disruption and power cuts, but also cautioned about the risks caused by fast flowing or deep floodwater.

The Met Office warned heavy thunderstorms could cause danger to life as well as sudden flooding and powercuts. It issued an amber alert for parts of England – a step up from yellow – with intense storms looking set to bring the British heatwave to an end. Torrential downpours are possible

Met Office meteorologist Martin Bowles said that there was a risk of thunderstorms within that area which would bring some heavy rain in parts. He said there was a possibility of up to 30mm of rain within an hour which could cause some localised flooding . The warning was put in place for midday and

Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said: “For England and Wales over the next four days, there is a risk of some very severe weather in places but it is not going to be everywhere.

“Away from the thunderstorms, it is still going to be very hot.

a group of people on a beach: People enjoying the warm weather on a beach in Dover over the weekend (Yui Mok/PA) © Provided by PA Media People enjoying the warm weather on a beach in Dover over the weekend (Yui Mok/PA)

“It is not going to be wall-to-wall sunshine, but it is not going to be a washout each day.”

The warning means there is a risk of torrential rain, hail, frequent lightning and strong gusty winds in much of England and Wales if intense thunderstorms break out.

Downpours could see 0.8in-1.2in (20mm-30mm) of rain fall in an hour, with some locations potentially receiving 1.6in-2.4in (40mm-60mm) in three hours.

The Met Office said these would be fairly isolated incidents, and the Environment Agency did not have any flood alerts or warnings in place as of 9am on Monday.

Flash flooding hits Wales and UK prepares for more thunderstorms as heatwave continues

  Flash flooding hits Wales and UK prepares for more thunderstorms as heatwave continues Flash flooding has struck parts of Wales as Britain prepares for more thunderstorms. Temperatures will again reach past the 30C mark as the UK’s heatwave continues, but the hot weather will be interrupted by heavy rain. Forecasters have warned there will be four days of thunderstorms across the UK this week. On Monday, the whole of Wales was covered by a yellow thunderstorm warning as it was hit by severe flash flooding. Large parts of theTemperatures will again reach past the 30C mark as the UK’s heatwave continues, but the hot weather will be interrupted by heavy rain.

THE Met Office has warned the UK will be battered by heavy rain and thunderstorms today as Brits prepare for a week-long washout. Brits are in for a miserable spell of wet and windy weather this week as floods could affect much of the country - and a month's worth of rain is set to fall in just one

Thunderstorms and huge downpours are set to batter most of the country. Flooding is also feared in many areas of the UK with potentially 20 millimetres of rain falling in one hour. Urgh. Forecasters have put yellow weather warnings in place for thunderstorms - which are the first of their kind in

Regarding Monday, Mr Snell said: “The warning does not imply that everyone is going to see them (thunderstorms) – a lot of places will remain dry, sunny and hot – but we will see some fairly severe thunderstorms developing over the course of the day.”

The Met Office warned that flash flooding could cause travel disruption and power cuts, but also cautioned about the risks caused by fast flowing or deep floodwater.

It came as a 12-year-old girl died after going missing in the River Leven, near Ballock Bridge, Loch Lomond, in the west of Scotland on Sunday evening. Her body was discovered  by emergency services hours later.

In Norfolk, a woman in her 30s died after getting into difficulties in the sea at Waxham on Sunday.

HM Coastguard dealt with 340 incidents across the whole of the UK on Saturday – the highest number of call-outs in a single day for well over four years.

In Dorset, traffic police said a colleague stopped a father with four children arriving near coastal beauty spot Durdle Door, only to find it had closed.

The group had travelled down from Birmingham and spent more than six hours in their vehicle only to be turned back, police said.

Flooding causes disruption with up to 9cm of rain likely to fall on Sunday .
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