Met Office weather warnings: ‘Intense thunderstorms’ and torrential rain spark flood fears

The hot weather will take a turn today when thunderstorms hit the UK, dampening the scorching 33C highs of this week. Now the Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain for Saturday, on top of thunderstorm warnings already in place.

The yellow weather warning is in place from 9am on Saturday until 10pm the same day, with heavy showers and rain potentially leading to flooding.

The Met Office warns: “Although intense thunderstorms become less likely for most areas across Scotland and Northern Ireland, heavy showers and more prolonged rain will continue at times, still with the possibility of thunder.

“These may bring 10 to 20 mm per hour for some places during Saturday, with perhaps 30 to 40 mm over a few hours.

“The ground is getting wetter now, so this may cause a few issues.”

This is for Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian, Highlands and Eileen Siar, Northern Ireland, Orkney and Shetland, SW Scotland, Lothian borders and Strathclyde.

This is a breaking story, more to follow

Source: Read Full Article