UK WEATHER: Met warn people to tie down garden furniture

This weekend’s forecast is for thunderstorms and heavy rain to batter the UK, bringing with it warnings of flooding and travel disruption.

A yellow storm warning has been issued by the Met Office for large parts of England and Wales on Saturday and Sunday. The biggest warning is for flooding, which could see roads closed and disruption to public transport, including trains and buses.

Also, the extreme weather could cause power cuts and structural damage to buildings. According to their statistics, the Met Office have said that England and Wales will be the worst hit areas, with intense lightning and up to 30-40mm of rain falling in just one hour.

Also five flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency across the West Midlands. Met Office forecaster, Matthew Box, told the PA news agency that although Saturday will start cloudy over most parts of the UK, during the day we will see showers breaking out across the South and South East of England.

As the day progresses thunder and lightning will be added to the mix along with hail. He went on to say that Sunday will see the weather front pushing North with Central England and Wales seeing heavy rain with the chance of flooding.

Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northwest England will stay dry with some sunny spells. Mr Box said that this is due to the winds causing an East-West split in Northern areas. The warnings for the South of the country are likely to last going into Monday.

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