Commuters are facing fresh chaos this morning as more torrential downpours are expected across Britain today with flood warnings remaining in place for parts of the country after thunderstorms yesterday left homes and roads underwater.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for today and Wednesday, after more than a month’s worth of rain fell within 24 hours on Sunday – bringing the country’s record breaking heatwave to an end.
The warning has been place from 6am this morning and will remain until 6pm tomorrow evening. The forecaster said: ‘Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, will affect many parts of the UK on Tuesday and Wednesday. The heaviest and most persistent rainfall during this period is expected to affect the high ground of northwest England, northwest Wales and south Wales.’
Chief Forecaster Steve Willington said: ‘The weekend’s severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, and their associated impacts, have marked a transition between the heat of last week and the more Atlantic-dominated weather in the forecast for the coming week.’
While bright spells are expected in some parts of the south others are at risk of strong coastal gales, with some gusts being up to 40-45mph.
Later in the week, heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected in places during Thursday and Friday, the Met Office has said.
Deputy Chief Forecaster David Oliver said: ‘Although the forecast contains the potential for further thundery showers later in the week, these are not expected to be of the magnitude of those seen over the weekend, but some localised impacts should be expected.’
Over the weekend, Britons can expect to see a mixture of sunny spells and showery downpours, with temperatures remaining cool.
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