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US News Heatwave set to be broken by thunderstorms

14:41  12 july  2018
14:41  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Brits hoping to make the most of a 10-day heatwave could be disappointed as thunderstorms looks set interrupt the glorious weather. Next phase of work starts on fire-hit Sunderland waste plant - a week after the blaze broke out.

Despite the risk of thunderstorms threatening to put an end to the heatwave , the week is expected to be warm and sunny for most with temperature hovering in the mid 20s. The temperatures mean it is set to be hotter than the average for this time of year

Summer weather July 2nd 2015: The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for some areas (Owen Humphreys/PA) © Provided by The Press Association The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for some areas (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Thunderstorms are set to break up the long spell of sweltering hot and dry weather in parts of England.

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for 11am to 8pm on Friday, putting regions such as London and south-east England, the North West, South West, Wales and the West Midlands on notice of a risk of downpours.

It is only the second thunderstorm warning to be issued since the new alert was introduced last month and it states that heavy showers in some places could bring “around 20mm (0.8in) in an hour”, while others will remain dry.

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Despite the risk of thunderstorms threatening to put an end to the heatwave , the week is expected to be warm and sunny for most with temperature hovering in the mid 20s. The temperatures mean it is set to be hotter than the average for this time of year

Thunderstorms will batter the UK until the end of the week after the record- breaking hot weather of the first Bank Holiday of May which saw temperatures reach a sweltering high of 28C in some parts of the UK. BBC Weather forecast: UK set to be hit by second heatwave next week.

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Met Office meteorologist Martin Bowles said those areas which could be heaviest hit include Wales and central southern England.

“You can get a lot of rain in a short time. You can get flooding issues with people driving on roads facing large puddles,” he said.

“It is a be prepared warning so it is not expected to cause problems but people need to be aware of it.”

The warning states: “Heavy showers, which will most likely become thundery in places, are expected to develop quite widely across parts of England and Wales later Friday morning and through the afternoon.

“Some of the showers are likely to become focused into slow-moving bands, particularly over south-west England, with some locations receiving around 20mm in an hour.

“As is the nature of showers however, many places within the warning area will miss them altogether, and have a dry day.”

File photo: A pedestrian shelters from the rain in London © PA File photo: A pedestrian shelters from the rain in London

Despite the downpours, which could see some lightning strikes, many people across the country will still be able to enjoy a very warm 27C-28C (80.6F-82.4F) summer day.

Anyone in a thunderstorm area and further east could see the temperature drop to around 20C (68F).

Met Eireann forecast one day of substantial rain in Dublin before heatwave weather returns .
Luckily the heavy rain will give way to much better conditions for the weekend with temperatures soaring yet again.Largely dry today with just the chance of a few isolated showers. There will be a mix of cloud and sunny spells, with increasing amounts of sunshine expected by evening. Highest temperatures will range from 17 to 22 degrees, with the best values in southern and eastern counties. pic.twitter.com/eaS36Mtfyg— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 18, 2018Heatwave like weather is expected to return and last into the following week as well.

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