Lightning storms, heavy rain, and hail are expected to hit the UK in the coming hours, according to the Met Office.
The MET OFFICE has issued weather warnings for heavy rain, lightning storms, and the possibility of hail. Here’s the most recent update.
Thunderstorm warnings have been issued for large swaths of the UK today, with torrential rain, slow-moving weather systems, and lightning expected this afternoon. In recent days, the UK has been wracked by severe thunderstorms and torrential rain, with flooding devastating devastation.
“Heavy showers now hitting the south and east of the Isle of Wight will become more widespread across the warning area over the afternoon, with some thunderstorms developing as well,” the forecasters warn.
“These are likely to be slow-moving and last an hour or two.
“Some heavy downpours are predicted, with some areas receiving 50 mm or more of rain in a few of hours.
Thunderstorm warnings are in effect for the East of England, London and South East England, South West England, Wales, and the West Midlands, according to the Met Office.
The warnings are in effect until 11 p.m. tonight, and severe rain and lightning are expected.
There’s a potential that houses and businesses will be quickly inundated, with floodwater, lightning strikes, hail, or strong winds causing damage to certain structures.
There is a potential that rail and bus services will be delayed or cancelled if floods or lightning strikes.
The Met Office warns drivers to stay cautious on the roads because spray and sudden flooding might cause hazardous driving conditions and road closures.
There’s a potential that power outages and other services for some homes and businesses will be disrupted.
This comes after Storm Evert pounded the UK with 69 mph winds and torrential rain.
Guests at campgrounds across the southeast fought to keep their tents upright, and some sites had to relocate customers as the storm approached.
Another storm is expected to hit the UK this week, with forecasters predicting a 400-mile-wide weather system to slam sections of the country.
This weather system might be dubbed Storm Fleur if it is named, and forecasts call for winds of up to 60 mph.
The system is expected to impact the UK on Thursday, August 5, according to WXCharts, which draws its data from MetDesk.
The prospective storm will then move across the South West, according to maps.
Brits are missing the sweltering 32-degree heat of last month, thanks to severe rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds.
Forecasters, on the other hand, have advised against it. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”