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24 June 2019 - UK’s 60-hour weather bomb: flash floods followed by heat wave

Publié par Nishtha Sharma le 24/06/2019

UK weather: Warning of a month's worth of rainfall - before temperatures expected to soar

(The Telegraph, 24/06/2019)

Thunderstorms could bring a month's worth of rain to parts of the UK, before the hottest temperatures of the year so far bring a balmy end to June.

Some parts of Scotland could see 80mm of rain in 18 hours on Monday and the Met Office has issued weather warnings amid fears of flooding and travel disruption.

Meanwhile, central and eastern spots in England may get more than half a month's rainfall in just an hour, the forecaster said.

Yellow weather warnings, covering Northern Ireland, much of England and eastern parts of Wales, advise there could be damage from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

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UK weather forecast: Britain braced for brutal heatwave after lightning and flash floods

Brian McGleenon (The Express, 24/06/2019)

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said: “There will be some heavy rain around first thing this morning with the risk of some thunderstorms, as well as quite a warm and a humid feeling if you're stepping out the door." The Met Office warn of some persistent rain though across eastern and central Scotland that will give some tricky travelling conditions through the morning, with some thunderstorms likely across northern counties of England. Mr Miall said: “Further south some thunderstorms will break out through central and southern England and perhaps parts of Wales.

“There will be quite a humid feel and if we get any sunshine through the morning those temperatures will rocket up, but through the day you can see further pulses of rain moving their way northwards."

He added: “Throughout Monday weather warnings will remain in force with showers and thunderstorms across Northern Ireland.

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Weather bomb to unleash month’s worth of rain on UK before temperatures rocket to 33C

Anders Anglesey (Daily Star, 24/06/2019)

Parts of Scotland could see as much as 80mm of rain in 18 hours today, which forced the Met Office to issue weather warnings amid flood fears and travel disruption. 

South of the border, England could get more than half a month's rainfall in just an hour. 

Yellow weather warnings, covering Northern Ireland, much of England and eastern parts of Wales, advised there could be damage from flooding, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds. 

High humidity today and on Tuesday is being blamed for sparking thunderstorms and will end in muggy conditions for many, with overnight highs of 19C being possible throughout this week. 

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Come on, UK weather forecasters – tell it like it is on climate change

Adam Corner (The Guardian, 20/03/2019)

They have a national reach that most climate campaigners would die for. They are familiar and respected experts on the science of meteorology. And they have prime-time slots at the end of almost every TV news bulletin, morning, noon and night. But the weather forecasters who guide everything from our clothing choices to our weekend plans seldom – if ever – mention the issue that is increasingly shaping our beloved British weather: climate change.

This week, former BBC weatherman Bill Giles broke cover, and called for the BBC and other major broadcasters to overhaul their approach to forecasts, and add in information about the crucial context of climate change to their predictions about the daily weather.

While the weather can’t always straightforwardly be equated with a changing climate, the impacts of climate change are no longer a hypothetical concern, or a discussion for the future. 

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