Published: Thu, August 08, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Met Office issue 4 days of storm warnings with wettest August ever

Met Office issue 4 days of storm warnings with wettest August ever

Winds of up to 50mph could hit Warwickshire, while temperatures could sit at around 20C.

The Met Office issued an adverse weather alert #1 (Yellow Level, likely and moderate severity) for the period August 5 from 5 am to August 6 ending at 2 pm.

The Met Office north of the border has concurred that showers will be building through this afternoon, "turning frequent and heavy at times with some thunderstorms developing".

Sunday is expected to be drier and brighter with less wind.

The footage was shared by Met Office on Twitter, captioned: "Heavy thundery showers are continuing to affect parts of Scotland, particularly in and around #Edinburgh - take care on the roads and stay #weatheraware".

A Met Office spokesman said: "Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop during the afternoon and evening. Many places will miss these, but where they do occur 10-20 mm is possible in one hour, with perhaps 30mm in a few hours".

It added:: "Unseasonably strong southwesterly winds are expected to cause some disruption, with gusts over 40 miles per hour quite widely inland".

"Through the rest of the period, low pressure close to the United Kingdom is likely to maintain unsettled conditions, with further spells of rain followed by scattered heavy and possibly thundery showers".

"Gusts over 50 miles per hour are possible across parts of central and south-eastern England, particularly in association with showers".

"Gusts over 50 miles per hour are possible across parts of central and south-eastern England, particularly in association with showers".

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