London lightning warning: Imminent floods to thrash capital TODAY –Met Office issues alert


According to the Met Office, a band of weather is moving eastwards and is expected to bring with it heavy rainfall and strong winds. Sudden flooding is expected on some roads, which may force closures on Sunday due to the high levels of rain. There may also be power cuts, while other business and domestic services may be hindered.

The public has warned of train and bus cancellations due to the extreme band of weather.

The Met Office has warned winds may reach 50mph and may drop up to 20mm of rain.

It said: “A band of heavy showers and thunderstorms will move quickly eastwards today giving a period of intense rain and perhaps 15-20 mm of rain in a few places in an hour or less.

“These may be accompanied by lightning, hail and strong winds with a low risk that some places could see gusts of 50 mph.”

In graphs from forecaster, WXCharts, London may see up to 1mm of per hour on Sunday afternoon.

Despite the torrid band of weather, the capital is expected to experience mild temperatures.

Graphs from the forecaster state London will see the mercury hover closer to 12C.

Temperatures, however, are expected to plummet later this week as a January freeze sets in across the country.

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“Northern areas turning brighter in addition to some blustery showers, occasionally wintry at times to low levels.

“Generally windy for all with coastal gales, and the strongest winds accompanying the rain to the north and west.

“Overall, temperatures are expected to be near to average, although some temporary colder periods are likely, particularly in any wind.

“Through the later part of this period, a continuation of the rather changeable regime is expected with spells of wet and windy weather, however interspersed by drier, brighter periods.”

In Scotland, the Met Office has also issued two yellow weather warnings for wind and snow.


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