UK heatwave ends as Met Office issues thunderstorm warning

Warnings for widespread thunderstorms in the UK has been earmarked for Monday and Tuesday, as the Met Office believe disruption could be possible.

Monday's thunderstorm warning covers most of the UK while the warning for Tuesday, covers large parts of just England, however, the likes of the South East, London, Norfolk and Suffolk, and Wales have been excluded from the warning, the Daily Mirror reported.

According to the Met Office, some places are "likely to see thunderstorms with torrential rain" with sudden flooding to properties and roads could be a possibility.

READ MORE: Brits could be forced to leave windows filthy for months due to drought

The scorching UK weather will come to an end but it wasn't without drama as several wildfires erupted in the likes of Derbyshire and Enfield as the heatwave was in full effect.

The Met Office added that public transport such as trains and buses could be hit with delays and cancellations as a result of the thunderstorms while the possibility of power cuts occurring is a "slight chance".

The warning from the forecasting service states: "While some places stay dry, others are likely to see thunderstorms with torrential rain during Tuesday, bringing possible disruption.

"What to expect: Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"There is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

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"There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

"There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater."

The thunderstorms come after a drought was declared in eight areas of England and John Curtin, executive director for local operations at the group said after Britain suffering through its driest summer in 50 years, it would take ‘weeks’ worth of rain’ to replenish water sources, amid the hosepipe ban.


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