‘Unlucky locations’ in UK brace for 70mm of rainfall as thunderstorm warnings are put in place
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You could say those set for the rain are ‘unlucky’ but while we’re sat trying every TikTok hack to stay cool, you might think they’re the lucky ones.
Heading north, the Met Office have put a yellow warning of thunderstorm in place from this afternoon (10 September) and for a smaller area early tomorrow morning.
The yellow warning begins at 2pm today until 11:59pm, covering most of the north; from northern areas of Nottingham, North Wales all the way up to above Aberdeen in Scotland.
These locations may see up to 70mm of intense rain within just a few hours.
The Met Office warn there is a risk of homes and businesses quickly being flooded, with damage also possible due to floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.
It also warns there may be a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services – a nightmare if you were hoping to cure your Sunday scaries with a pint and a roast at the pub.
There is also warning of potential power cuts, difficult driving conditions and deep floodwater.
Tomorrow morning, the yellow warning of thunderstorm covers a smaller area only of Scotland, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee.
The Met Office’s forecast for the rest of today in the UK reads: “Cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle in the far north. Elsewhere, patchy cloudy and sunny spells for many with thunderstorms developing and moving northeastwards.
“Still very warm or hot, particularly in southeast, but turning fresher from the northwest.”
While it is going to cool down in the north, it’s important to stay safe during thunderstorms and follow the advice of the Met Office.
It hasn’t half been hot though, earlier this week (7 September) the Met Office recorded the UK’s hottest day of the year – it’s literally autumn bear in mind.
Yep, Thursday recorded a temperature of a whopping 32.6C in a village in Surrey.
And if you are (quite understandably) complaining about the heat, you should probably start to get used to it.
It’s been encouraged you make the most of the warmer weather this September as its set to become more common at this time of year.