UK Weather: More heavy rainfall expected across the country with warnings of 'danger to life'

Downpours in Dagenham, East London, caused flash flooding on Sunday, with several centimeters of rain falling across the UK in a very short space of time.

The United Kingdom has swapped heatwave conditions for heavy rain after 4 days of thunderstorms. The deluge in Dagenham started at around 1pm on Sunday and only lasted 50 minutes, however, it was long enough to do damage to property and gardens and cause flooding.

One resident, Lee Herwig, 28, said that it was carnage, with himself and neighbours having to use buckets to bail out the water from their gardens into the drainage system. He said it was a huge downpour and the whole of his road was under water.

Barking and Dagenham Council went online to Tweet that “There is severe flooding in the Dagenham east area and officers from the council’s Incident Response Unit are currently attending. Please try to avoid the area if possible”. Met Office representatives said that today will see thundery downpours across the country this afternoon with thunderstorms this evening.

Much of England and Wales remains on a yellow warning for thunderstorms. The yellow warning is also in place for heavy rain affecting Scotland on Tuesday which could also lead to localised flooding.

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