UK and Scotland: Yellow warning issued for torrential rains and thunderstorms

Published on : Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The people of Britain are set to be battered by four more days of thunderstorms after a month’s worth of rain fell in one day. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for thunderstorms and rain for the following days after floods caused chaos in London and the South, wrecking homes hospitals, and Tube stations.

The flood-ravaged Brits have been warned to prepare for four more days of storm misery – with much-longed-for summer holidays on hold.

A string of new warnings has been issued for rain between yesterday and Thursday after Sunday‚Äôs downpour. The Thursday’s rainfall will also hit Scotland.

A yellow thunderstorm warning is in place for most of Scotland for 12 hours from noon today while yellow rain warnings also follow for all of Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday morning. Meanwhile, a flood warning – meaning ‘urgent action is required’ – has been issued for parts of the Isle of Wight along the Eastern Yar.

It’s feared 100mm of rain – just under four inches – may fall on the island in just a few hours. The wettest part of the country on Sunday was St James’s Park in London, where 41.8mm of rain fell.

The average rainfall for July in London is 45mm , so almost a month’s worth of rain fell in one 24-hour period.

The daily rainfall value of 41.8mm recorded at St James’s Park is that weather station’s second-wettest July day on record. And 13 alerts have been issued for areas around the country, including affluent Kingston, Richmond and Wandsworth in London, and Porlock Weir in Somerset.

Another yellow storm warning has been issued for much of the Midlands and northern England between 9am today and 6am on Wednesday.

More than 100 patients were evacuated from a London hospital after an entire block suffered a power blockout during heavy flooding. Whipps Cross hospital in Leytonstone urged patients to use other A&Es for urgent care after thunderstorms battered the capital on Sunday afternoon.

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