UK weather – Britain to be battered by more floods and storms as Met Office weather warnings predict travel chaos


BRITAIN is set for more flooding chaos with heavy rain and storms set to batter large parts of the country.

Severe weather warnings have been issued for Scotland and northern England warning of communities being cut off by flooded roads and possible power cuts and damage to buildings.

Weather maps shows storms blanketing the UK today and tomorrow
Temperatures will remain warm despite the heavy rain

Large parts of the Midlands and North West England have already been hit by heavy flooding after two weeks of rain fell in just 24 hours over the weekend.

Thunderstorms left cars submerged under several feet of water as torrential rain sparked travel chaos.

In its weather warning, the Met Office said: “Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures. Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible.

“Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads.

“Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings. Possible power cuts due to flooding or lightning.”

The misery looks set to continue further into the week before turning drier and brighter on Friday and into the weekend.

Showers are likely to continue in northern and eastern parts of the UK into the latter half of the week.

In Wales, Northern Ireland and the South of England it will turn drier and brighter.

Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said: “There’s low pressure that’s dominated coming up from the South West and that’s helping to generate these showers.

“There’s going to be no return of the extreme heat seen last week for a while – while things are going to improve over Thursday and Friday they are going to turn unsettled again during the weekend.

“Showers are expected across the UK, with the South expected to see sticky, humid conditions with temperatures peaking at 27C (80.6F).

“When the sun comes out it could become quite warm in the South – nothing like last week but still a few degrees above average.”

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Lightning strikes in Lytham St Annes, Lancs, yesterday[/caption]


Cars were left stranded yesterday following heavy rain in the West Midlands[/caption]


The area looks set to be hit with further heavy rain today[/caption]

Walkers on the coast of Dorset were forced to shelter from torrential downpours
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The deluge comes as the Met Office confirmed that last Thursday was Britain’s hottest day on record.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden measured 38.7C (101.7F), beating the previous UK record of 38.5C (101.3F), set in Kent in 2003.

Meanwhile, the Met Office also confirmed all of the 10 hottest years in the UK’s history have come since 2003.

A pine tree was blown over in Bournemouth today as high winds struck
Its was a soggy day for a walk on Bournemouth pier

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The flooded A34 Melrose Way between Alderley Edge and Wilmslow in Cheshire on Monday[/caption]

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Severe flooding in Manor Park in Glossop, Derbs, on Monday[/caption]

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