Torrential rain as well as electrical storms are anticipated for England and Wales with cautions of sudden flooding

The Met Office has actually provided two yellow warnings for electrical storms on Tuesday as well as Wednesday with possible traveling disturbance, power cuts and also lightning.

On Monday, rainy problems brought rainfall and flooding to the South West.

It comes after a prolonged heatwave last week saw temperature levels optimal at 34.9 C (94.8 F) in Charlwood, Surrey, on Sunday.

The heatwave was the lengthiest in 15 years in south-east England, with temperatures passing the threshold of 28C on nine successive days.

Visitors to the National Waterways Museum use umbrellas during a spell of rain

The heatwave and weeks of little rain created dry spell across components of the UK yet heavy rain over the next few days is not likely to reduce the dry problems due to the fact that rainwater has a hard time to permeate dry ground, meaning it will run the dried surface as well as lead to flash flooding in some areas.

The yellow caution for thunderstorms are in area for most of England and also Wales on Tuesday, as well as southerly England on Wednesday.

BBC Weather’s Carol Kirkwood said it will be “hit and miss” where they strike, with some areas seeing no tornados yet others experiencing torrential downpours that could bring about flooding and also disturbance.

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The heaviest of the rain on Tuesday early morning remained in eastern and southerly Scotland, where a yellow warning was in location till 10:00 BST.

The rain is expected to move south-eastwards throughout the country.

On Wednesday, the yellow warning will certainly continue to be for southern England however the tornados will certainly have relocated away by Thursday.

Rain in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Compared to the last few days, temperature levels will be lower, according to the Met Office’s Greg Dewhurst. Yet it will remain humid in some locations, with an optimal temperatures of about 27C.

The rain is most likely to end up being much more concentrated in central as well as southerly components of England, with hailstorm and also regular lightning as well as flash flooding feasible.

Flooding of residences and also businesses might happen swiftly, with fast streaming or deep floodwater possible, triggering a threat to life.

Yet hosepipe bans are set to remain in position on the Isle of Male and in Kent and Sussex, as well as Thames Water has claimed one will certainly enter into force in “the middle of next week”.

” We have actually had much less than 65% of the typical rains in this year,” Cathryn Ross, the body’s approach and also governing affairs supervisor stated.

” We’ve had an astonishingly warm dry July as well as August and also truthfully if we were mosting likely to avoid a restriction at this phase it would probably need to drizzle for concerning 3 months, as well as it’s possibly not mosting likely to do that.”

Thames Water covers Greater London, the Thames Valley, Gloucestershire and north Wiltshire.

Handout photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @WeatherSteff of members of staff at The Milky Way in Devon, clearing out floodwater inside the premises, as heavy rain and flooding have hit areas in Cornwall and Devon as thunderstorms sweep across south-west and east England. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story WEATHER Floods. Photo credit should read: Steff Gaulter/PA Wire

Flooding on a roundabout in Truro, Cornwall

On Monday, video footage on social networks showed a roundabout in Truro, Cornwall, quickly swamping as showers moved in.

And in Belfast, a shopping center was required to shut after flooding brought on by water coming in with the roofing system.

A Tesco grocery store and also Vue cinema in Inverness likewise closed after their roofs collapsed complying with an extreme rainstorm at Inshes Retail Park.

People watch a street performance in the rain at the Fringe festival in Edinburgh.

At the same time, a lightning strike has blown an opening in the roofing of a home in the Island of Guy, where emergency solutions confirmed four residences were struck throughout an electrical storm overnight.

Professor Hannah Cloke, a professional in hydrology at the College of Reading, speaking about the danger of flooding in drought-hit areas, said: “The ground is truly completely dry and when it is so completely dry it acts a bit like concrete and that water can’t get in so it drains right off.

” There is the damages to houses and also companies these floods can trigger, and also trouble with transport disruptions, however if it is really heavy in one area it can additionally be extremely harmful.”

Graphic showing water run-off on drought-affected soils

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Last Updated: 16 August 2022