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Met Office weather warnings UPDATED: Lightning to batter UK – 2ins of rain to fall in 1hr


Met Office weather forecasters have updated weather warnings over the UK today, as the country braces for heavy rain and lightning following some of the hottest days of 2020. The yellow warnings state rainfall will tear through much of Britain until the weekend. The forecasters have extended the probability of severe weather conditions in some places and removed them elsewhere. 

The warnings state while many areas of the UK will “miss” the storms, those which receive them will see torrential downpours from Friday to Saturday.

Friday’s warning states inches of rain could fall within an hour, accompanied by lightning and hail.  

It reads: “Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out on Friday afternoon and evening.

“Many places will miss the storms, but where they do occur, torrential downpours could bring 30-50 mm rain in a hour, with hail and lightning.”

“The storms will slowly clear northeastwards on Friday afternoon and into the evening, though will probably not clear northeast Scotland until Saturday morning.”

Their warning lasts from 12pm on Friday and lasts until Saturday, June 27 at 9am. 

The latest update has taken the southeast out of the warning area, but extended the validity and likelihood. 

But beforehand another warning is in place, which will see some of the inclement weather start from 4pm today. 


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