UK weather forecast – Met Office issues severe weather warning as thunderstorms and floods hit Britain for two days – The Sun

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A SEVERE weather warning has been issued with wild thunderstorms that are expected to hit Britain for the next two days – as many areas have already experienced overnight flooding.

Heavy downpours caused chaos in Manchester, Birmingham and Stourbridge, and the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for storms and torrential rains in most of the country.

Trafalgar Square joggers were caught in the pouring rainCredit: Alamy Live News
It will be a rainy start for Thursday morning, with parts of the south of the UK experiencing periods of heavy rain.Credit: Met Office
 Londoner takes refuge in telephone booth as storm hits capital
Londoner took refuge in phone booth after storm hit capitalCredit: Aaron Chown
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Spectacular lightning show on Cotesbach in Leicestershire on WednesdayCredit: SWNS: South West News Service
 Met Office issued severe weather warning for most of the UK Wednesday and Thursday16
Met Office issued severe weather warning for most of the UK Wednesday and ThursdayCredit: Met Office

The massive front travels from the west across Britain and extends from Cornwall to Glasgow, even reaching parts of Northern Ireland.

Wild weather could cause homes to quickly flood and damage buildings by lightning, hail or strong winds. The main roads, including the M60, M62 and M602, have already been disrupted by the rain.

It comes after the Met Office originally issued three yellow warnings for thunderstorms and rain in many parts of the UK for three days yesterday.

 Londoners were freaked out by the rain on Wednesday afternoon
Londoners were freaked out by the rain on Wednesday afternoonCredit: Alamy Live News
 The rains in Stourbridge made the roads impassable for many
The rains in Stourbridge made the roads impassable for manyCredits: Getty Images – Getty
 Woman walks through heavy rain in London as severe thunderstorms sweep across Britain
Woman walks through heavy rain in London as severe thunderstorms sweep across BritainCredit: Aaron Chown
 Floods wreak havoc on roads
Floods wreak havoc on roadsCredit: London News Pictures
 Huge lightning strikes buildings in Tamworth, Staffordshire16
Huge lightning strikes buildings in Tamworth, StaffordshireCredit: Jay Birmingham / Triangle News

Meteorologists have warned that flooding could damage some buildings due to flood water, lightning, hail or strong winds. They also said that some areas could experience power outages due to severe thunderstorms that are wreaking havoc on businesses and owners.

Storms will gradually subside by tomorrow afternoon, but the southern coast is expected to be hit by further heavy showers that are likely to cause more flooding.

Met Office chief meteorologist Neil Armstrong said, “While some places will miss these heavy showers and thunderstorms, where they will occur, they will be very busy, bringing torrential downpours with 25 to 35 mm rains falling in an hour and a few places, maybe 40 to 50mm Rain in a few hours.

“With this heavy rain falling in a short time, we were able to observe disruption in transport or damage to property due to localized flooding, as well as the risk of lightning and hail. “

 Floods affected parts of Cheshire yesterday
Floods affected parts of Cheshire yesterday
 Storms hit parts of Greater Manchester last night
Storms hit parts of Greater Manchester last nightCredit: MEN Media
 A customer runs for shelter amid heavy rain in Manchester
Client runs for shelter amid heavy rain in ManchesterCredit: JAMES SPEAKMAN
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Lightning pictured across fields along Aldridge Road in WalsallCredit: Alamy Live News
 Thunderstorms are expected throughout most of England, Wales and the south of Scotland

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Thunderstorms are expected throughout most of England, Wales and the south of Scotland
 Cars go through flash floods in Stourbridge, England

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Cars go through flash floods in Stourbridge, EnglandCredit: SnapperSK

In more favorable weather news, Britain will be hit by a heat wave towards the end of June with temperatures reaching scorching levels, suggest the latest weather charts.

This comes as lock restrictions continue to loosen across the UK as the number of coronavirus infections decreases. Long-term forecasts show that temperatures will mainly remain in the mid-1920s, but parts of south-east England will experience peaks of around 30 ° C.

The Met Office weather forecast from June 30 to July 14 indicates that, although there is a risk of downpours – some becoming heavy and perhaps thunderstorms in the south – the UK should also see drier and longer interludes. brighter.

According to the forecast: “Temperatures are generally expected to be above average, which can get very hot in places.

The weather warnings on Wednesday and Thursday followed storms Tuesday evening which caused sudden flooding in parts of Greater Manchester and lightning that set fire to a house in Sheffield.

 The roads in the north west of England remained submerged as motorists. trouble driving16
The roads in the north west of England have remained submerged as motorists. trouble drivingCredit: Stella Pictures Limited www.stellapictures.co.uk +447 813 022858
 A woman avoids torrential rain at London's Parliament Square in Westminster

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A woman avoids torrential rain at London’s Parliament Square in WestminsterCredit: 2020 Martyn Wheatley / i-Images
 A jogger is caught in a heavy downpour in central London

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A jogger is caught in a heavy downpour in central LondonCredit: Rex Features
 A huge lightning storm crosses Walsall in the West Midlands

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A huge lightning storm crosses Walsall in the West MidlandsCredit: Shaun Fellows / SHINE PIX LTD
 A pedestrian jumps through large puddles in London after being caught in a downpour of rain on Oxford Street

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A pedestrian jumps through large puddles in London after being caught in a rain shower on Oxford StreetCredit: AFP or licensors
 Londoners caught in heavy downpours in the city center

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Londoners caught in heavy downpours in the city centerCredit: Rex Features
 A man takes shelter from the downpour in a telephone booth

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Man takes shelter from downpour in phone booth
 Taxi crosses large puddles as Met Office predicts more rain

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Taxi crosses large puddles as Met Office predicts more rain
 Worker protects himself from the rain as he begins his daily commute

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Worker protects himself from the rain as he begins his daily commuteCredit: PA: Press Association

“In early July, a transition to more stable conditions was reported, and many saw drier, longer sunny periods. A heat wave next week will see temperatures rise to 28 ° C on Wednesday and continue over the weekend.

UK weather forecast – Thunderstorms and torrential rain warnings are in effect for three days before the 28 ° C heat wave hits

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