UK weather – LIVE: Torrential downpours forecast by Met Office as holiday travel …

UK weather – LIVE: Torrential downpours forecast by Met Office as holiday travel …

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Heavy thunderstorms and torrential rain marked the end of the UK heatwave, with the Met Office warning they could cause danger to life, sudden flooding and power cuts. Thursday saw the highest temperature recorded in the UK since 2015, with the mercury in Faversham hitting 35.3C (95.5F). While forecasts earlier in the week suggested Friday could see the record for the hottest July day broken, the hottest it got was 34.7C at Tibenham Airfield in Norfolk. Heatwave turns Britain from green to brown in satellite photos Yellow warnings are in place for most of England into the early hours of Saturday, and in north-east Scotland until 2pm.  Torrential downpours were forecast, with as much as 30mm of rainfall in one hour and 60mm in three hours, while large hail, frequent lightning and strong, gusty winds will be additional hazards. Yellow warnings for rain have also been issued for Northern Ireland, with thunder possible. New updates availableRefresh 2018-07-28T11:47:09.986Z Despite the change in weather, the Met Office says UV levels will remain moderate to high on Saturday.  2018-07-28T11:34:14.823Z Temperatures reached a peak of 34.7C on Friday - not quite enough to ....

A file will be submitted to HM Coroner in due course." 2018-07-28T10:00:29.133Z Nats, the UK air traffic control service, which was due to handle 8, 841 flights in 24 hours, said thunderstorms have affected flights across the UK.
"NATS is working closely with the airports and airlines to ensure safety and to continue providing the most efficient operation possible during this adverse weather period, " a statement said.
"Dealing with bad weather is one of the most difficult things for air traffic controllers to manage.
"Its unpredictable nature means aircraft are not able to fly their usual routes, which results in unusual flight patterns.
"Thunderstorms are particularly disruptive as they effectively block large swathes of airspace because aircraft cannot fly through them.
"Passengers are advised to contact their airline for the latest information on individual flights." 2018-07-28T09:55:05.020Z The knock-on effect of thunderstorms across London and eastern England on Friday night was causing delays, with further flight cancellations expected due to thunderstorms in Europe.
A Stansted Airport spokesman said long queues shown in pictures posted on social media were caused by passengers who stayed overnight in the airport trying to re-book ....

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