Met Office issues thunderstorm warning for much of England, Wales and Northern Ireland tonight

Such a long summer! Met Office tonight issues thunderstorm warning for much of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with forecasters warning of flooding and “damage to buildings” from lightning strikes and gusty winds

  • The Met Office issued a yellow warning between 8pm Sunday and 4am Monday
  • Some areas of the UK can experience 20mm to 30mm of rain in less than an hour
  • Meteorologists predict there could be damage to buildings and flooding in homes

The Met Office issued a thunderstorm alert for much of England, Wales and Northern Ireland this evening, warning of flooding and damage to buildings.

The weather service issued a yellow warning between 8 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday, urging the public to prepare for potential power outages and localized service disruptions.

Parts of the UK can see 20mm to 30mm of rain in under an hour while other cities remain dry.

The yellow alert covers counties such as Cambridgeshire and Essex and covers areas in the south-east including Kent and Sussex.

Much of Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Cornwall is also expected to be affected.

The news comes after months of hot weather and a series of extreme heat waves that swept across the British Isles in July and August.

The warning covers London, the south-west, parts of Wales and much of Northern Ireland. The news comes after months of hot weather and an extreme heatwave that swept across the British Isles in July and August

The warning covers London, the south-west, parts of Wales and much of Northern Ireland. The news comes after months of hot weather and an extreme heatwave that swept across the British Isles in July and August

A weather map that predicts the temperature for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The Met Office issued a yellow warning between 8pm Sunday and 4am Monday

A weather map that predicts the temperature for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The Met Office issued a yellow warning between 8pm Sunday and 4am Monday

After heavy showers on Monday morning, rain is expected to taper northwards, but focused showers remain in the southeast and west. according to the Met Office.

Extended hail and thunderstorms will hit the southwest and northeast between Tuesday and Thursday.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “While the summer has been dominated by high pressure, we are seeing big changes for this weekend. Rotogravure will dominate all weekend into next week,

“Moving around this low pressure we will see slow weather fronts which will be the focus of the persistent rain on Saturday, particularly over the south-west parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“A few showers over parts of eastern England – they could be quite brisk, some thunderstorms are possible but they’ll hit and miss here so don’t depend on them if you’re desperate for some rain.

“Meanwhile it’s also set to rain for West Wales and a few showers across the Midlands. But it won’t rain everywhere all day.’

The highest recorded temperature in the UK today was in Norfolk (26C) while the lowest was recorded in Ravensworth, North Yorkshire (9C).

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Emma Colton

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