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Warnings Issued As Flooding And Thunderstorms Set To Hit The UK

Warnings Issued As Flooding And Thunderstorms Set To Hit The UK

After much of the UK enjoyed a sweltering and sunny couple of days over this weekend, it looks as if normal service is set to be resumed after the Met Office issued loads of yellow warnings for rain, thunderstorms, and flooding.

Yes, it was nice whilst it lasted, wasn't it?

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Whilst Saturday offered many of us a chance to bask in some high temperatures and sunshine - not to mention barbecues and beer gardens - it looks like the next week could begin with several days of extreme weather, bringing with it the chance for disruption to travel and power, too.

It's going to start over Sunday night with temperatures dropping across the country. Then, in the North West, electrical storms and torrential rain will begin.

There may be trouble ahead. Credit: PA
There may be trouble ahead. Credit: PA

It's not just going to affect that part of the UK, either. In fact, you'd be better served looking at the places that aren't covered by a warning at some point over the next three days.

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By Tuesday, the yellow weather warning will cover most of England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland might get away with some of it, but it's still likely to be pretty miserable.

A Met Office senior meteorologist, Helen Roberts, said: "There will certainly be flooding - lots of localised flooding, which means some villages could be dry while neighbouring villages are completely saturated in heavy downpours.

"These conditions are especially dangerous for drivers who may be driving down a road at some speed in clear conditions and then all of a sudden they're in a heavy downpour.

"At the moment we have a broad warning area covering pretty much all of England because there's a lot of uncertainty about where will be worst affected."

Thunder could be on the way, too. Credit: PA
Thunder could be on the way, too. Credit: PA

In short, be careful out there over the next couple of days.

On the upside, it does look like by the middle of the week things are going to start to improve just a wee bit.

As it happens, Friday is starting to look like it could be a warm, sunny day once again. Slightly more like what we'd hope for at this time of the year.

But, because it always seems to be the case with these sorts of things, we've got to pay for that by getting through some pretty horrible stuff over the start of the week.

Summer should return by next weekend. Credit: PA
Summer should return by next weekend. Credit: PA

Just make sure that you stick the garden furniture back into the shed tonight and stay safe over the next couple of days.

It's going to get a bit tricky out there.

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Topics: uk news

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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