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.
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.
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. “
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.
“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.
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