Flood warnings issued with huge sudden downpours day after tornado

Hopes of a scorching start to June have been dashed as Brits in the south of England have been told to prepare for a deluge.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for swathes of the south on Sunday (June 27) and Monday (June 28).

Residents from Cornwall and Portsmouth in the southwest to Swansea in Wales have been told to prepare for a wash-out in the days to come.

The yellow warning forecasts areas will see "persistent and sometimes heavy rain", which may lead to floods and travel chaos. The Met Office warning is in place from Sunday at 2pm and will continue until Monday at 7am.

There will likely be difficult driving conditions and a number of road closures in place.

It comes a day after a bizarre tornado struck parts of east London and Essex.

The Met Office has also said the terrible weather could lead to delays or cancellations on public transport due to flooding.

They have also said there is a "small chance" of homes and businesses being flooded, with damage to some buildings.

Meanwhile, residents in the north will avoid the worst of the weather, as meteorologists said: "There'll be a north-south split in the weather over the coming days.

"High pressure will keep it mostly dry and settled across the north of the UK, but low pressure will bring further rain to central and southern areas."

Although the June weather has been patchy and wildly varied, after a 10-day heatwave at the start of the month was followed by brisk temperatures and overcast days, the majority of July is looking good.

After Monday, the worst could be over for a while, with the Met Office long-range weather forecast showing it will feel "warm or very warm" for most in the first two weeks of the month.

It's predicted that temperatures will begin to climb from next Tuesday – with a high of 23C expected for England's Euro 2020 round of 16 match against Germany at Wembley.

The mercury will then rise again on Wednesday and Thursday, with much-longed-for sunshine making a welcome return.

July will be ushered in with high pressure from western and northern Europe.

Blue skies will be dragged in by a slow-moving jet stream that makes its way across the country.

According to the BBC's long-range forecast, a heatwave could hit most of the country next month.

The latter part of July is also looking "fine and dry" for the majority of the UK.

There’s even an indication that the sunshine could blast back, with "very warm or hot spells" on the way.

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