A yellow weather warning with storms and lightning has been forecast for England following the mini heat wave on Friday June 17. The Met Office says an area of lightning-producing storms could cause disruption for hours to come.
The warning is in place in parts of southern England until 7 p.m. Saturday. It comes after Britain experienced its hottest day of the year for the third day in a row yesterday with the mercury hitting 32.7C in Suffolk.
The Met Office has issued a warning that short-term loss of power or other utilities could be possible, as well as damage to buildings. He said the storms were expected to move northeast across the southwest and south of England.
The Met Office added: “These can bring frequent lightning to sites for a short time before clearing to the north-east. A brief period of heavy rain is also likely, but given the speed of travel, lightning is more likely to be a hazard.
“The most frequent lightning is likely to occur in parts of Cornwall and Devon.”
Other counties affected are Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Hampshire, reports The Express. It comes after temperatures dropped by nearly 15C in parts of the UK following an influx of cooler Atlantic air.
Meteogroup UK is forecasting a choppy evening tonight across England and Wales with cloudy skies and scattered showers or longer spells of rain which will be locally heavy and stormy and clear eastwards overnight.