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UK News Storms to continue as England hit by flash flooding

09:15  14 august  2020
09:15  14 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Yellow storm warnings are issued for swathes of the UK as forecasters warn of flash flooding . It is thought the train hit a landslide after heavy rain and thunderstorms. It has issued flood alerts for certain areas in England and Scotland, which are separate from the weather warnings issued by the

Flash flooding hits parts of England as thunderstorms dump almost half a month's rain in some parts within hours. The worst- hit areas are across the east, south and south-east of England , with disruption due to continue into the weekend.

Flash flooding struck the M25 (Matt Hickmott/PA) © Provided by PA Media Flash flooding struck the M25 (Matt Hickmott/PA)

Thunderstorm warnings are in place for most of England and all of Wales after heavy rain and flash flooding brought disruption to roads and railways on Thursday night.

The Met Office has issued yellow thunderstorm warnings until Monday, with the potential for flooding and damage to buildings from lightning and hail.

Storm warnings for Friday cover all parts of England south of York and the entirety of Wales, and the Met Office said lightning and flooding also pose a risk of delays or cancellations to train and bus services, and of road closures and power cuts.

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After another day of hot weather, storms struck in various parts of the country last night, with areas around Maidenhead, Berkshire, particularly hard hit.

Further south, the M23 was one of many roads affected by the deluge, being temporarily closed in both directions between junctions eight and seven.

Heavy rain which lashed southern England on Thursday afternoon forced parts of the M25 to be closed, while passengers were evacuated from a train which became stuck following a landslide in Kent.

The Roads Policing Unit for Surrey Police tweeted the M25 was closed between junction six and eight to allow authorities to pump water off the road and allow those trapped on the hard shoulder to make their way through.

Meanwhile, 19 people were evacuated from a train which became stuck following a landslide, according to British Transport Police.

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Photos from across England show a remarkable lightning show on a stormy Wednesday night. Spectacular thunderstorms have continued to hit parts of the UK, lighting up the skies overnight. Torrential downpours also brought road closures and widespread flooding across parts of the West

Luton Airport warned flash flooding in the local area had hit the power supply to the airport and wider vicinity. The Environment Agency said 1.4 inches A spokesman for Luton Airport said the storms had taken out some UK Border Force computer systems. He added staff were using laptops to process

The train came to a halt between West Malling and Borough Green in Kent and rescue attempts were hindered by localised flooding, Network Rail said.

A tweet by Network Rail Kent and Sussex said teams would be working overnight to clear mud which was washed onto the railway by torrential rain in the area.

Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “Up until Monday, thunderstorm warnings cover much of England and Wales, with parts of southern England and South Wales seeing the greatest likelihood of impacts.

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.

Thunderstorms have brought flash flooding and power cuts to parts of Wales. Photographs from the university town showed vehicles struggling to get through flooded streets. Media captionAberystwyth has been hit by flash flooding . A second yellow thunderstorm weather covering Conwy

The Met Office has issued a yellow storm warning for all of England and the eastern half of Scotland, with a An amber warning means people should be on alert for flash flooding and building damage from Severe weather hit Aberdeen yesterday with torrential rain that caused serious floodingCredit

“The storms will not affect all areas, but where they happen there will be frequent lightning, gusty winds and intense, heavy downpours with 30 to 40 millimetres of rain possible in less than an hour and, in a few unlucky spots, a small chance of 60 mm falling in a short period.

a group of people riding on the back of a boat in the water: A group of rowers enjoy the hot weather on the River Thames (Victoria Jones/PA) © Provided by PA Media A group of rowers enjoy the hot weather on the River Thames (Victoria Jones/PA)

“With the continuing hot weather, large swathes of the UK continue to be at risk from thunderstorms, and potentially the impacts from heavy rain, into the early part of next week.”

Neil Davies, Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “Isolated thunderstorms could bring sudden surface water and river flooding, which may lead to flooded properties and severe travel disruption in some areas. Further surface water and river flooding is also a possibility until Sunday.”

The Environment Agency has a warning for expected flooding at Winford Brook at Chew Magna, south of Bristol, along with six alerts for possible flooding around Birmingham.

Avon and Somerset Police were warning of delays on the A38, which was closed in both directions in Winscombe north of the A371 junction overnight after a burst water main caused a sink hole, in which a coach became stuck.

Hospital workers' cars wrecked after flooding following torrential rain in Scotland

  Hospital workers' cars wrecked after flooding following torrential rain in Scotland Shocked hospital workers finished their shift to find their vehicles underwater when the staff car park at a Scottish hospital flooded after torrential rain. Cars parked at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife, were left submerged, with some even floating away, after Scotland was hit by thunderstorms. The vehicles are said to have suffered extensive damage after gallons of water flooded into the car park. Thunderstorms have battered parts of Britain amid record-breaking hot weather, leaving some areas at risk of flooding and others witnessing spectacular lightning shows.

Some 16,000 houses in England were flooded after December's storms , the environment secretary says, as she defends the government's response to 26 December: Residents in West Yorkshire and Lancashire are evacuated from their homes and flooding hits Leeds, Greater Manchester and York.

Ultrarunner indirectly hit by flash of lightning so powerful We will also continue to monitor river levels closely and issue warnings where flooding is likely." The lightning came at the start of an unsettled weekend, with hot temperatures predicted today before rain and storms tomorrow and


Video: Lightning and rain hit Berkshire as storm reaches south east (PA Media)

Lightning and rain hit Berkshire as storm reaches south east
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