UK flood warning: Could YOUR home be affected as thunderstorms and TORRENTIAL rain hit UK?

Britons basked in record heat over the Easter weekend with unseasonably highs of 25C during the Monday bank holiday. But the UK will receive a sharp shock to the system tomorrow as arriving 60mph winds and thunderstorms raise the threat of flooding. Here is the latest report from the and all the UK flood warnings and alerts.

Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans told The Sun: “We're keeping warnings under close review, with localised surface water flooding possible as 20-40mm of rain falls in 24 hours.

"Thundery downpours are likely for Scotland on Wednesday night and through Thursday.

"Tuesday is forecast 21C – but it's a very different picture by the weekend, with the risk of heavy rain and gales with 50-60mph gusts.

"The windiest conditions are likely to be in the North-West of the UK - but blustery conditions are expected for other parts, dependent on the low pressure track."

Is your home at risk of flooding warnings?

At the moment there are no flood warnings in place in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

However, Britons will be keeping a close watch to see how the adverse weather develops over the coming day.

Showers will start to hit Northern Ireland from Tuesday afternoon, followed by a “real change” in our skies tomorrow, according to Weather forecaster Louise Lear.

She said: “First thing on Wednesday morning there will be some rain across Cornwall, across parts of south Wales and stretching up across that south coast.

“So, as we go through the morning, that rain will continue to drift its way steadily northwards.

“We will see the potential for some thundery downpours across the Midlands and into the north of England.

“It should stay dry throughout the day across parts of Scotland and here temperatures peaking at around 18C. But a noticeable difference with the feel of the weather.

“Particularly once that front goes through, it will clear, it will dry up, but only highs of around 13C or 15C.

“The wind direction will change and driving in this moist air in off the Atlantic and slightly cooler air with it as well. So, it stays showery for the end of the week and into the weekend.”

While some people may welcome the cooler conditions, millions more will be disappointed by the abrupt end to the summer warmth.

Sun worshippers were pictured sunbathing on beaches, lying in parks and taking punts on rivers over the four-day weekend.

The mercury hit 25C in London on Easter Monday, beating the previous record of 24C in Hampshire in 2011.

Elsewhere, it was 24.2C in Scotland, 23.6C in Wales and 21.4C in Northern Ireland.

Let's block ads! (Why?)

Share on google plus
    Google Comments
    Facebook Comments

0 comments:

Post a Comment