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Thunderstorms To Hit UK After Met Office's First Weather Warning Of Its Kind In 164 Years

Thunderstorms To Hit UK After Met Office's First Weather Warning Of Its Kind In 164 Years

We've had a good run with this weather haven't we? And we'd be kidding ourselves by thinking that Mr Sunshine would be here to stay.

So get your raincoats and wellies out because there's a thunderstorm heading our way. We're still praying it isn't true.

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But according to The Mirror, vicious thunderstorms and huge downpours will batter most of the country, bringing an hasty end to our summer of barbecues, paddling pools and too much gin. Well maybe we can keep up with the gin.

Flooding is also feared in many areas of the UK with potentially 20 millimetres of rain falling in one hour. Urgh.

Forecasters have put yellow weather warnings in place for thunderstorms - which are the first of their kind in some places.

Some regions are seeing their first warnings of this kind in 164 years - cautions for such weather were not previously issued by the Met Office.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Aidan McGivern, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "The thunderstorm risk becomes more widespread. Wales and southern England most at risk of some really quite nasty downpours. We could see quite a deluge.

"It can cause some flash flooding in places.

"Some places likely to get a deluge from these showers, but others could miss the rain. It is hit and miss."

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms in Greater Manchester and Croydon for the first time in history.

Boroughs in the the East Midlands, East of England, London and South East of England, North West England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside have also been hit with the storm warning, which lasts until around 8pm.

Another forecaster said: "Some of the showers are likely to become focused into slow-moving bands, particularly over southwest England, with some locations receiving around 20mm in an hour."

And don't worry too much because we're leaving you with a bit of good news.

Forecasters insist that the weather will change again at the weekend.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Mr McGivern added: "Temperatures are rising. We could a get a 30C somewhere in the south or eastern England.

"England and Wales will enjoy a lot of sunshine on Sunday.

"It will be hot with temperatures of 30C or perhaps even a smidge more."

Bring on Sunday.

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Topics: Met Office, Weather, Community, UK

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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