Met Office confirms list of areas where thunderstorms are expected to strike
Thunderstorms are expected to hit parts of Britain.
Heavy showers and thunderstorms can cause flooding and disruption in a few places, according to the Met Office yellow thunderstorm warnings covering parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, London and the south of the England.
Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon, who described the thunderstorms as “quite variable”, added: “Not everywhere in these warning areas will see these heavy thunderstorms.
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“Where thunderstorms fall, the rain can be quite intense and quite heavy.”
Thunderstorms could see parts of England dealing with 10-20mm rain in a short time or 20-40mm in two or three hours in a few places.
The showers will end in the evening.
Merseyside is not included in the warning, but those going on holiday should be aware that the warning covers East England, London and South East England as well as South West England and lasts until 9 p.m.
Parts of Scotland could see 15 to 30mm of rainfall in a short period of time or perhaps 50 to 70mm over several hours, according to the Met Office which said some of the showers may be over the east of Scotland, could also be stormy.
The warning covering Central, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, South West Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde extends until 11 p.m.
Northern Ireland, which received a weather warning until 9 p.m., could also be affected by torrential rains.
The Met Office said: “Some places will miss them, but where they do occur 10 to 20mm of rain can fall in a short period of time, perhaps with 30 to 50mm over several hours in a few places where rain occurs. successive showers.
“Some of these showers can also be thunderstorms.
“The showers will subside in the evening.”
People with riverside properties in Buxted and on Hempstead Lane have been urged to try and protect their homes after a flood warning was issued for the River Uck, East Sussex.
UK flooding authorities described the river as “high and rising” and said it could remain higher than normal until Monday evening.
It comes after a weekend of downpours during which the worst flooding occurred in the north of England and the south of Scotland.
Meteorologist Craig Snell said: “For much of the UK (Monday) it will be like what we saw this weekend, lots of showers around and some of those showers will be heavy.”
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Mr Claydon said temperatures in the southeast are around an average for the time of year at around 22 ° C and there could be a chance it will reach 25 ° C on Thursday.
He added that a brief spike in higher pressure on Tuesday is expected to bring stable conditions across the UK before low pressure returns on Wednesday with a front moving west to east bringing precipitation for a great deal. part of the country.
Mr Claydon said people can then expect “heavy downpours for the northern half of the UK with a greater chance of it remaining dry in the south and east”.