UK facing severe rainstorms this week, warns Met Office

They also warn of flooding and swelling rivers


by Jadie Troy-Pryde |
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The met office has issued national severe weather warnings for this week after what has been a wet start to June.

In typically British fashion, so far this year we have had one of the warmest winters on record followed by torrential downpours at what is supposed to be the beginning of summer.

But weather experts are now warning people that ‘severe’ conditions could cause some very disruptive showers that are likely to move around the UK.


“Scattered heavy, thundery showers are expected to develop yet again on Wednesday, and will lead to slow moving downpours,” the Met Office has said.

They are also ensuring that people are aware of the consequences, warning that there is a strong possibility of localised flooding and disruption to travel.

The areas expected to be affected most are north-west England, Yorkshire, the Midlands, the East of England, Wales and north-east Scotland.

Reports also warned those in Scotland to expect swelling rivers.

“The area of rain that has affected the northeast of Scotland is expected to remain in situ today giving further totals of 20-40 mm. Added to already recorded values of up to 40 mm since yesterday, this is expected to swell rivers and streams,” it said.

Looks like we might have to wait until next month to see some sun and clear skies!

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