Thunderstorms to bring 'intense downpours' as flood warnings issued - Daily News
#Thunderstorms, #bring, #intense, #downpours, #flood, #warnings, #issued /form Thunderstorms are set to bring "intense downpours" to parts of Britain. Weather warnings have been issued pointing out there is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded. The Met Office alert is in place until 10pm on Sunday night, and a second warning is in place from 11am until 10pm on Monday. Areas covered by the warnings are the East Midlands, north west England, south west England, Wales, the West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber. Torrential rain is possible and as much as 20 to 30mm of rain could fall in an hour, or 40mm in two to three hours. Lightning, hail and gusty winds may also result in some disruption. Luke Miall, a forecaster at the Met Office, said: "We've got some unsettled weather continuing for the next few days. "Quite a contrast really to what much of this summer has seen across the UK." Mr Miall added: "This is a thunderstorm warning so we are likely to see some pretty intense downpours developing as the skies brighten up really this afternoon. "With that we'll see some heavy rain which could give the risk of some flash flooding, as well as the risk of spray on the roads, and some tricky driving conditions considering a lot of people may well be out and about given it's the weekend in the height of the school holidays as well." Weather Forecast from 6pm Sunday August 12 to 6pm Monday August 13 Today (Monday) : Scotland will be rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain, although most of these will be light and patchy. There will also be showers across the eastern and northern half of England throughout the day, some of which could be heavy with a rumble of thunder. Wales and south-western England will have the driest and sunniest day, although a few light showers may develop here too during the afternoon. Tonight (Monday night) : It is going to be a mixed night, with light rain and cloud across the north of the UK. More widespread rain will tend to move into north-western Britain from the west tonight. The rest of the UK will be mostly dry with rather cloudy skies in northern England, but good clear periods developing further south across England and Wales. There will be light to moderate westerly winds. UK Outlook (Tuesday and Wednesday) : It will be cloudy, windy and wet for western Scotland and Northern Ireland tomorrow. Eastern Scotland should be drier and brighter, and will also feel rather humid. England and Wales will generally be dry and warm with sunny spells, although a few light showers are possible along western coasts. Wednesday will see a band of rain, perhaps heavy and persistent in hilly areas, slide south-east across Ireland and the north of the UK. The south will be mostly dry and warm with some sunny spells once again. Moderate to fresh south-westerly winds. Regions for Monday: 1: It is going to be bright with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. These will be mostly light. Warmer with just a light to moderate north-westerly wind.