Met Office says balmy temperatures are to return as UK battles wet downpour

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The recent thunderstorms and heavy rain have brought an end to the heatwave, which according to the Met Office will be making a return by the end of the month.

After some areas in the UK experienced temperatures of 36C, the forecast of temperatures and torrential rain hit hit regions at the beginning of this week, bringing an end to the intense heat that had plagued the UK since July.

According to weather maps from WX Charts, they show that temperatures set to be creeping above 30C for the last week of August, bringing about the third iteration of the heatwave.

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Droughts have been declared in several areas in the UK as last month saw the driest July on record since 1976, as some experts have warned that the UK would require several weeks of rainfall to get over the worst effects of the drought that has resulted in a nationwide water shortage.

Due to the ground being too dry to absorb masses amounts of rain, the Met Office warned that this could lead to flash flooding.

“While some places stay dry, others are likely to see thunderstorms with torrential rain bringing some disruption.

"Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

“Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life. Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

“Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures. Some communities might become cut off if roads flood. Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.”

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Warnings have been sent across the country including Scotland and the south of England.

Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said: “The heatwave is now ending and it is ending for many in a bang but thunderstorms over the coming days will be hit and miss as is often the case.

"You can see by the speckled nature of these showers that they are going to be very variable across the country with some places seeing an awful lot of wet weather in a short amount of time and others missing out entirely and seeing some brighter interludes."

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