A lightning storm warning has been issued by the Met Office today, as London is under a serious flood alert.


A lightning storm warning has been issued by the Met Office today, as London is under a serious flood alert.

THE UK has been slammed by Storm Evert, which comes after a week of severe flooding and storms. The Met Office has now issued fresh severe weather warnings for the weekend.

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for Saturday, one starting at noon and ending at 9 p.m. The northeast is covered by one warning, while London and the southeast are covered by the other.

In the warning zones, hail, thunder, lightning, and heavy rain are all possible.

Standing water, according to the Met Office, might be dangerous.

Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible, according to the warning.

During the storm, some rural areas may lose electricity for a short time.

Lightning strikes might cause “damage to a few buildings or structures,” according to the Met Office.

The warning stated that downpours might deliver roughly 20mm of rain in an hour, and possibly 30-40mm in a few hours for a few sites, resulting in possible surface water flooding in some areas.

Lightning and hail are most likely to strike England’s southeast counties.

Showers and thunderstorms will dissipate by the evening.

The latest warnings follow Storm Evert, which pounded the British Isles earlier this week.

Storm Evert, which hit Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on Thursday evening, caused a number of difficulties with gusts of up to 70 mph.

During what authorities suspect was an outdoor party, two women were critically hurt by a fallen oak tree.

Just after 6.30 p.m. on Friday, emergency services were dispatched to Ubbeston, near Heveningham in Suffolk.

The duo, both in their twenties, were rushed to the hospital with injuries to their spines and heads, and pelvic and arm injuries, according to Suffolk Police.

A number of people were rescued off the coast of the Isles of Scilly.

The Falmouth Coastguard said it reacted to 22 incidents overnight off the islands, which are 28 miles (45 kilometers) off the coast of Cornwall.

“It was an extraordinarily busy night,” said Pete Hicks, coxswain of St Mary’s RNLI lifeboat. We were on the water from around 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. this morning; it had been a long night for everyone involved.

“I boarded the Sennen Cove RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat to aid the crew with local knowledge of the area, and thanks to a massive team effort, we were able to successfully rescue everyone in need.

“The conditions were terrible; at one time, we had over 50.” Brinkwire Summary News


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