Two additional storm alerts have been issued by the Met Office, as floods and lightning are expected in the coming hours.
MET OFFICE weather forecasters have issued two further storm warnings for the UK, as the wet weather is expected to continue into Sunday.
Today, weather experts issued a second round of yellow alerts, this time covering dozens of new places. Thunderstorms are expected to hit two large areas in the north, while areas south of the border are bracing for floods and lightning storms. The forecast has predicted a rainy weekend, which could throw people’s plans off today.
The Met Office’s expanded coverage regions are further north than those targeted yesterday.
Thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected across northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, and parts of northern England.
People in some areas could witness up to one and a half inches of rainwater puddles.
“Heavy showers and thunderstorms are anticipated to break out late Sunday morning, possibly becoming rather widespread during the afternoon,” according to the alert.
“Some areas will avoid the worst of it, but where it does happen, 20 to 30 mm of rain might fall in a short period of time, causing some surface water flooding.
“Additional threats include lightning and hail. Showers and thunderstorms will gradually dissipate throughout the evening, and some may linger far into the night.”
The warnings issued today will go into effect tomorrow and will remain for the most of the day.
The first symptoms of rain could appear about 10 a.m. in the affected areas, and it could linger for 14 hours, until 11.59 p.m.
Stormy conditions are possible in the following areas:
People who live in these places are exposed to a variety of potentially harmful circumstances.
There is a “small danger” of flooding for some houses and businesses, according to the Met Office, followed by possible lightning damage.
Several public transportation services, including as buses and trains, could be canceled as a result.
Water may also have an influence on driving conditions, “cut off” settlements, and result in localized power outages.
The Met Office has provided some guidance for those who are affected by the yellow alerts.
The key, according to the organization, is preparation, with people making sure they have any important documents or medications with them before leaving their home.
If the warning continues, they may need to move their family, pets, and possessions to a higher floor.
They should also look for sites where they might be able to relocate in the event of increasing flooding.