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Met Office weather warnings EXTENDED: UK to be battered by heavy rain as flood risk soars

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The Met Office has extended its weather warnings today to cover a raft of England, as well as parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Britain has been baked this week by a searing heatwave – but a low pressure system has now sept in, bringing heavy rain and thunderstorms in exchange for the blister temperatures.

The Met Office said: “Although thunderstorms are less likely today, heavy showers and more prolonged rain will continue at times, still with the possibility of thunder.

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

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

The warning area has been extended to include parts of the North Midlands and Northern England.

The weather agency warned bus and train services could be affected, with longer journey times possible as spray and flooding on roads will make travel times longer.

Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible, the Met Office added.

The yellow weather warning is in place from 9am today until 10pm this evening.

You can find all the regions affected by the alert at the bottom of this story.

Two flood alerts are currently in place at Loughborough Urban Watercourses and the River Trent Tributaries in Nottinghamshire.

Five alerts have been discontinued.

Regions and local authorities affected:

Central, Tayside & Fife

Angus

Clackmannanshire

Dundee

Falkirk

Fife

Perth and Kinross

Stirling

East Midlands

Derbyshire

Lincolnshire

Nottinghamshire

Grampian

Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire

Moray

Highlands & Eilean Siar

Na h-Eileanan Siar

Highland

North East England

Darlington

Durham

Gateshead

Hartlepool

Middlesbrough

Newcastle upon Tyne

North Tyneside

Northumberland

Redcar and Cleveland

South Tyneside

Stockton-on-Tees

Sunderland

North West England

Blackburn with Darwen

Blackpool

Cheshire East

Cheshire West and Chester

Cumbria

Greater Manchester

Halton

Lancashire

Merseyside

Warrington

Northern Ireland

County Antrim

County Armagh

County Down

County Fermanagh

County Londonderry

County Tyrone

Orkney & Shetland

Orkney Islands

Shetland Islands

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

Dumfries and Galloway

East Lothian

Edinburgh

Midlothian Council

Scottish Borders

West Lothian

Strathclyde

Argyll and Bute

East Ayrshire

East Dunbartonshire

East Renfrewshire

Glasgow

Inverclyde

North Ayrshire

North Lanarkshire

Renfrewshire

South Ayrshire

South Lanarkshire

West Dunbartonshire

West Midlands

Staffordshire

Yorkshire & Humber

East Riding of Yorkshire

Kingston upon Hull

North East Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire

North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

York



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