UK climate: Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to hit a lot of nation as Met Workplace points yellow warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms covering vast swathes of the country

2021-07-27 17:27:00

Thunderstorms and heavy showers are set to hit a lot of the UK immediately with as much as 60mm of rain falling in some locations in simply three hours.

The Met Workplace has issued a yellow climate warning for thunderstorms masking huge swathes of England and forecasters have warned of potential disruption.

The thunderstorm warning runs till 6am on Wednesday, whereas a separate extra critical amber thunderstorm warning in Scotland is in place till midnight on Wednesday, with forecasters saying “heavy thundery showers will carry some journey disruption and a few localised flooding”.

Weather warnings for Tuesday
Yellow and amber climate warnings are in place

The Met Workplace stated as much as 60mm of rain may fall in some areas, as heavy showers and thunderstorms turn into Wales and northern and central England.

In an announcement, it stated: “These will final nicely into the evening throughout north Wales and north-west England particularly the place they might be extended in locations.

“20 to 30mm of rain is feasible in round one or two hours, and some locations may see round 60mm in three to 6 hours. Lightning and hail could pose extra hazards in a couple of places.”

It comes after torrential rain flooded elements of London and the South on Sunday.

London noticed almost a month’s price of rain fall with houses, roads and Tube stations flooded, whereas a flooded hospital cancelled all surgical procedure and outpatient appointments on Monday as a consequence of heavy rain.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, stated latest flooding within the capital exhibits “the hazards of local weather change at the moment are transferring nearer to residence”.

He stated the emergency providers and native councils had a whole lot of calls relating to the climate on Sunday afternoon and night.

He added: “The intense flash flooding in London during the last two weekends may have brought on main concern and anxiousness for a lot of Londoners and it exhibits that the hazards of local weather change at the moment are transferring nearer to residence.

“Regardless of having restricted powers within the space, it stays a key precedence for myself and London’s council leaders that extra is finished to urgently deal with flooding and the opposite impacts of local weather change.

“For this reason I’ve introduced collectively all the key companions to see what extra could be performed, together with the water corporations who’ve to deal with the localised points with infrastructure that will exacerbate the impression of flooding.”

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The wettest a part of the nation on Sunday was St James’s Park in London, the place 41.8mm of rain fell.

The typical rainfall for July in London is 45mm, which means almost a month’s price of rain fell in a single 24-hour interval.

The each day rainfall worth of 41.8mm recorded at St James’s Park is that climate station’s second-wettest July day on report.

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The lately re-elected mayor added: “I proceed to foyer the federal government to devolve extra funding and powers to native leaders to allow us to take care of each flooding and the broader impacts of local weather change.

“COP26 this 12 months gives a possibility for the federal government to indicate international management and provides us the powers and assets we have to take even bolder motion on local weather change.”

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