UK Met Office Warns Wind, Hail and Lightning Storms will Batter Britain

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UK Met Office Warns Wind, Hail and Lightning Storms to Batter Britain
Thunderstorms to batter Britain - yellow warning as temps hit 22C. image credit: AFP

Just as Britains were getting used to the newly relaxed lockdown and shoppers were back on the high street, the Met Office has warned Brits to stay prepared for more rain, lightning, and possibly even hail!

 

THE UK Met Office has issued three yellow warnings for thunderstorms and rain across many parts of the UK over the next three days, this comes ahead of a heatwave next week which will see temperatures rocket to 28ºC by Wednesday and will continue into the weekend. The yellow weather warning means “there is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.”

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Heavy showers could cause flooding this evening – with possible damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds. Torrential downpours with 25 to 35mm rain could fall in just an hour in some places, the Met Office said.

The heavy showers and thunderstorms will slowly die out through the evening in most parts of the country. Flash flooding in the northwest of England has left roads and shops submerged after heavy downpours struck the region.

Thunderstorms hit parts of Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Cheshire yesterday, causing police to urge drivers to drop their speed following reports of traffic collisions. Some roads were also closed as drivers reported experiencing spray and sudden flooding, which led to difficult driving conditions.


 





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