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Met Office warns of ‘heavy showers and thunderstorms’ to hit the UK

by LLB Reporter
28th Jul 21 11:44 am

The Met Office have issued warnings for heavy rain and thunderstorms to hit the UK on Wednesday and Thursday.

Parts of the UK could see thunderstorms with more than four inches of rain and the Met Office have issued a yellow warning for Scotland and Northern Ireland today.

The Met Office warning starts from 12.45pm until 6pm on Wednesday, which reads, “Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop today, with some slow moving ones possible for a time, which could produce 20-30 mm of rain in an hour and 40 to 60 mm in 3 hours, along with lightning.”

The East Midlands, North West of England and parts of Yorkshire have also been issued with a yellow warning for heavy rain.

The Met Office warning says, “Showers, often heavy with isolated thunderstorms, may become more frequent across northwest England during Wednesday evening and overnight.

“Some places could see 15-20 mm of rain within an hour and as much as 40-60 mm over a six hour period.”

The warning for Scotland reads, “Outbreaks of rain will spread across Scotland from the southwest during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“This will become slow-moving across the warning area through Wednesday, with heavy and persistent periods of rain leading to accumulations of 100-120 mm in some locations.

“The rain will ease on Wednesday night before clearing southward on Thursday morning.”

In Scotland, an amber warning covers much of Grampian and Highlands & Eilean Siar presently until 6am on Thursday.

The Met Office warns of a an amber warning for much of Grampian and Highlands & Eilean Siar, “Areas of heavy rain along with some thunderstorms will continue to move north and west across the warning area during this morning, with further periods of heavy rain to come this afternoon and evening

“Hourly rainfall accumulations of 30-40 mm are possible in places this morning, and locally totals of 70 to 90 mm in a few places by the end of the day.

“Surface water and disruption to transport is likely. The rain eases and moves south through Thursday.”

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