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Bank Holiday Heatwave To End Today As Thunder And Heavy Rain Expected

Bank Holiday Heatwave To End Today As Thunder And Heavy Rain Expected

We hope you enjoyed basking in the sun this Bank Holiday weekend, because for some parts of Britain, the August heatwave is well and truly on its way out.

According to The Met Office, heavy rain and thunderstorms are set to hit many areas today, prompting them to set a yellow weather warning.

In the East of the country, reports suggest almost one month's worth of rainfall can be expected in total - meaning flooding, travel disruption and power cuts are expected.

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The warning spans areas from Scotland to London, as well as parts of North West England and the Midlands.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

While today is still expected to be a scorcher for many, once again peaking in the 30's, the afternoon will welcome the stormy conditions.

Speaking to Pretty 52, MET Office spokesman Grahame Nadge said: "Following on from the heatwave we'll see the last of the hot weather in the UK today with parts of the South-East possibly getting temperatures of 30 degrees and more.

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"Elsewhere in the UK we're seeing cooler, fresher conditions moving in from the West.

"We'll expect to see some thunderstorms in the East, spanning from London to Aberdeen.

Credit: MET Office
Credit: MET Office

"While some people may not see the effects of these, we expect there to be some quite intense thunderstorms in some of these locations.

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"There will be frequent lightening across some areas of the country too, and that will be accompanied by quite intense rainfall - possibly 30mm in just an hour - alongside intense winds and squally conditions."

Grahame added that while they know the rough areas the storm's "footprint" might hit, it's not possible to predict which specific local areas will be hit and how badly.

Better get our brollies out just in case, then!

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Topics: Met Office, Weather, Life News, Life

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Joanna is a journalist at Pretty 52 who loves writing about all things food, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. She also has a particular interest in women's issues.