US News Met Office warns over thunderstorms and flooding across UK

23:50  17 july  2017
23:50  17 july  2017 Source:   Press Association

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Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast for large parts of the UK on Tuesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office . Frequent lightning may pose the risk of disruption to power networks on both days across all regions, it added.

Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast for large parts of the UK on Tuesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office . The warnings come after a spell of warm, dry weather across the country which has seen highs of 31C.

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Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast for large parts of the UK on Tuesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office . — Met Office (@ metoffice ) July 17, 2017. “The whole of southern England and Wales will be affected by thunderstorms and potential heavy

Met Office has issued warning for rain across parts of England and Wales over thunderstorms and flooding . This youngster was pictured cooling off in a water fountain in Brindley Place, Birmingham, as the heatwave struck the UK .

Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast for large parts of the UK on Tuesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office.

The south and east of England, the Midlands and Wales are expected to be hit by storms on Tuesday evening, while the north of England will be affected on Wednesday, forecasters said.

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said some areas will see between 20mm and 30mm of rainfall in an hour.

“The whole of southern England and Wales will be affected by thunderstorms and potential heavy downpours,” he said.

The Met Office said there was also a chance of large hailstones and localised flooding of homes, businesses and roads.

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Lightning: Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast for large parts of the UK on Tuesday (Merzbach/AP) © Provided by The Press Association Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast for large parts of the UK on Tuesday (Merzbach/AP) Frequent lightning may pose the risk of disruption to power networks on both days across all regions, it added.

Mr Claydon said that on Wednesday “the storms will cover a much wider area, taking up all of Wales but stopping before Scotland”, from the early hours through to 8pm.

He added: “There will be scattered storms and some areas could see 30mm of rainfall in an hour, while there could be rainfall of up to 50mm in two to three hours in some areas.”

The warnings come after a spell of warm, dry weather across the country which has seen highs of 31C.

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