The Met Office has issued a “danger to life” warning for a number of areas across the UK starting from Monday, August 10. Some homes and businesses could be destroyed by incoming flood, lightning and hailstones, forecasters have warned. Following scorching temperatures over the last week, and the third hottest day ever recorded on Friday, July 31, a yellow weather warning for “torrential” rain to hit several areas of Britain has been given.
As well as severe rain, “power cuts” and “other services to some homes and businesses could be lost”, the weather service warned.
The Met Office writes: “Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to public transport.”
It added that there is also a chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater “causing danger to life”.
The thunderstorms forecast to strike from Monday to Wednesday are said to be “severe” for a number of areas, although the location of the worst-hit areas are still unknown.
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