London, Europe Brief News – Forecasters are predicting thunder, lightning and flooding as a yellow weather warning comes into force across the UK.
The Met Office has implemented the warning for Scotland and Northern Ireland until 11.59pm on Monday and 11.59pm for all of England and Wales on Tuesday after a change in air pressure led to dramatic showers.
Power cuts and delays and cancellations in trains and buses are predicted, while spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions for motorists.
The south west and south east of England also face a third day of yellow warnings on Wednesday until 11.59pm, as the rain eases off elsewhere.
Greg Dewhurst, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said the week would start off quite humid before cooling down later on.
He told the PA news agency: “We’ll start off initially quite humid, particularly across the south and the east of the UK, with thundery showers and sunny spells, but it will gradually become cooler and fresher as the week goes on.
“First half of the week, we’re looking at some heavy downpours and thunderstorms developing.
“You can sort of see that sort of transition coming in from the north, it’s day by day.
“It’s still hot tomorrow, we’re looking at highs around 31C, possibly 32C, and then it starts to come down.
“As we head towards Tuesday, temperatures are around 26C or 27C. Wednesday Thursday will be the mid 20s.
“So probably tomorrow is the last day where we’ll see temperatures above 30C for the rest of the week.”
Drivers have been urged to drive carefully amid predictions of flash flooding.