Met Office issues storm warning as UK faces wettest August on record

Drenched Brits are facing intense thunderstorms and torrential rain as a deluge of downpours threaten to make August the wettest on record.

The Met Office has warned issued a “yellow” thunderstorm warning in preparation for more torrential rain set to thrash the UK.

Relentless bands of wet weather are expected to sweep in from the Atlantic and make its way across the UK as widespread rain takes over the country.

Forecasters have said the surge in rainfall could cause localised flooding, disruption to transport and in some places, damage to buildings.

Met Office forecaster, Becky Michel, said: “It’s been pretty wet and it looks like it’s going to stay until the last week of August.

“Only then are we expecting to see a break in the clouds.” 

 

“It’s been pretty wet and it looks like it’s going to stay until the last week of August”

Becky Michel

In recent weeks, torrential downpours have turned the once scorching summer into a soggy affair. 

Last month, temperatures climbed well above 30C in some parts of the UK as tropical weather gripped the UK in an extreme heatwave. 

As July drew to a close, The Met Office confirmed the UK had its hottest July day on record with the mercury soaring to 38.1C in Cambridge.

Days later Britain experienced a period of “unsettled” weather as a large low pressure system slammed into the country.

Homes were flooded, train lines disrupted, power cut off and storms wreaked havoc across the nation. 

Residents of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire were even displaced after a dam was left on the brink of collapse.

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