Heavy rain is heading to parts of UK as warning issued in the aftermath of the ‘tornado’
The Met Office predicted heavy rain in an official weather warning issued just a day after residents said a “tornado” hit London.
The rain warning, which begins tomorrow and ends Monday, stretches across southern Wales and southwest and southern England.
Forecasters have warned that more than three inches of rain could fall in places, with nearly an inch possible in an hour.
The Met Office has also warned of possible flooding and travel disruption in the affected area.
The organization’s weather warning, which begins tomorrow afternoon, reads: “Persistent, heavy and sometimes thundery rains will move across parts of the south and south-west of England and parts of the south from Wales until Sunday afternoon.
“It will persist until Monday morning, before subsiding. 20 to 40 mm should fall quite widely in the area, but a few places could see 60 to 80 mm during this period, including 15 to 25 mm in an hour. . Such totals can cause travel disruption and flooding. “
It comes a day after locals claimed a ‘tornado’ hit Barking in east London, leaving a trail of destruction behind.
Videos showed trees falling in the street, as well as trash cans flying through the air and completely shattered fences.
A resident wrote alongside their images: “Tornado in Barking, East London. WOW.”
Another posted a clip with the caption: “How is there a whole tornado in Barking.”
A number of vehicles and houses were reportedly damaged, but Barking and Dagenham police said no casualties were reported.
Officers said the event was a weather-related incident, but at this time it cannot be confirmed whether it was actually a tornado.
Sky News reporter Kiran Bhangal tweeted: “I just experienced a tornado in Barking in east London. Dozens of cars and houses damaged.
“Police and firefighters on site. Very scary indeed.
Barking and Dagenham Police said: “Police were called around 1920 hours to report damage to roofs, electrical equipment, street furniture and vehicles on Hulse Avenue and some surrounding roads in the #Barking area .
“This is a meteorological incident, during which there was a lightning strike.
“In addition to lightning, we have seen reports of a tornado but cannot confirm it.
“There are no reports of casualties.
“Officers are liaising with the local authority to ensure that support is available for anyone affected by property damage.”
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