Met Office Thunderstorm Warning: Tropical 97F Heat Wave to Sweep Searing Storms | Weather | News


The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for the whole of the UK that will last until Thursday, as temperatures climb to 36 ° C (97 ° F) in the south-east due to the high pressure from Europe. In addition, flood warnings are in place across Wales, England and Scotland as heavy rains threaten to swell rivers beyond their banks.

A total of five flood warnings are in place in the West Midlands, while more urgent alerts near Lancaster in the northwest require immediate action, the government’s flood information service said.Caroline Douglass, Flood Officer at the Environment Agency, said: “Severe thunderstorms across the Midlands and the North West of England could cause flooding of surface waters and rivers in some communities, with possible travel disruption and flooding of individual properties this afternoon and into early Tuesday morning.

“Isolated flooding is also possible more widely across England today through Thursday due to further severe thunderstorms.”

The flood warning service adds that properties around Burrow Beck in Lancaster are expected to be affected by any flooding that occurs, and river levels are expected to rise until 6 a.m. this morning.

Residents are advised to move valuables to safe locations off the ground.
Scotland, meanwhile, has issued 19 flood warnings – although no warnings are in place at the time of writing.

All this despite sweltering temperatures expected tomorrow as the UK faces heatwave conditions.

London will simmer as temperatures soar to 37C in the capital – not far from Britain’s highest temperature ever.

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Tuesday will see temperatures rise again, despite threats of scattered thunderstorms.

However, there will be a cooler breeze coming from the North Sea, which could bring low cloud cover or even fog to the coastal areas of eastern Scotland and northern England.

Some coastal towns will experience much lower temperatures than other parts of the UK – Tynemouth is expected to be around 22 ° C for much of the afternoon.

Wednesday will see similar temperatures – 21C being around the low for much of the country – although London is expected to be slightly cooler.

There will also be scattered thunderstorms, with the potential to erupt in unpredictable ways. These will again bring the possibility of heavy rain, lightning and hail.

The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK is 38.7 ° C and was measured in July 2019 at the Cambridge Botanic Garden.

Tropical and uncomfortable night temperatures will become more common with climate change, the Met Office said.


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