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Met Office Issues Weather Warning As Heavy Rainfall And Thunderstorms Threaten To Flood Parts Of The UK

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Met Office Issues Weather Warning As Heavy Rainfall And Thunderstorms Threaten To Flood Parts Of The UK

The Met Office has issued a series of weather warnings as the UK braces itself for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms over the next few days and into the weekend.

Moving from one extreme to another, Brits have been melting this week as temperatures hit 36 degrees celsius in some places.

But now it seems the sunshine is about to come to an end, with weather warnings in place throughout Britain until Monday.

There are weather warnings in place for heavy rain (Credit: PA)
There are weather warnings in place for heavy rain (Credit: PA)
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On Wednesday afternoon and into the evening - across most of England, Scotland and Wales (except for far east locations) - there are yellow thunderstorm warnings in place.

The Met Office explain that spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving and road closures and also warned that communities could be cut off by flooded roads as well as a slight chance of power cuts in affected regions.

The weather warnings throughout England and Wales remain in place until Monday next week. Tomorrow, severe thunderstorms are expected, while on Friday through to Monday, heavy showers are also forecast alongside further stormy weather.

Temperatures have soared to 37 degrees celsius this week (Credit: PA)
Temperatures have soared to 37 degrees celsius this week (Credit: PA)
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Unfortunately, it's still going to feel pretty humid, with temperatures in the south east remaining as high as 28 degrees celsius on Thursday - although it will drop to around 23-24 into the weekend.

Meanwhile, northern areas of England will see highs of 25 degrees celsius on Thursday before dropping later in the week.

Speaking to Tyla, a Met Office spokesperson explained: "There's a chance that thunderstorms could pop up anywhere, hence the broad warnings.

"On Wednesday, plenty of places will see warm sunny weather but there is a risk of these thunderstorms across the UK.

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Thunderstorms could pop up anywhere in the UK (Credit: Pixabay)
Thunderstorms could pop up anywhere in the UK (Credit: Pixabay)

"The warnings are issued through to Monday next week, which will be a full seven days of thunderstorm warnings in the UK.

"Although it won't be as hot it will still be warm across the southern half of the UK especially, and these temperatures are often enough to trigger a potential risk of thunderstorms, as we get into the weekend and next week."

Looks like we'll be staying in doors for the next few days (not that we've braved the heat much anyway tbh)...

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Topics: Weather, Life News

Lucy Devine
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