Great Britain

Met Office weather warning MAPPED: Lightning to strike UK as humid spell blasts Britain

Met Office weather forecasters revealed lightning and thunder will batter the UK as the last fragments of a "humid spell" lingers over the country. Many regions have spent the last six days in +30C temperatures, and the mercury has consistently edged towards monthly records. But the heat has kicked up a haze of humidity, prompting widespread rain, hail and lightning.

Met Office weather warning map Lightning UK hot weather forecast latest

Met Office weather warning MAPPED: Lightning to strike UK as humid spell blasts Britain (Image: MET OFFICE)

According to the Met Office, "many places" will miss the worst of the weather, but storms will pour out inches of water where they take shape.

The Met Office said: "Areas of showers and thunderstorms, associated with the warm, humid air mass stranded across southern UK, are expected to continue through Friday.

"Many places will miss the worst of these, some staying completely dry; however where they do occur, heavy rain (20 to 30mm in an hour, and perhaps as much as 50 to 70mm in two to three hours) is possible, as well as lightning strikes."

The forecasted added the warning map has been amended to focus on the south of England on Friday, through the warning areas extend into the weekend

Football news:

Leeds United have offered Bayern 20 million euros for Nuisance. Clubs in final stages of negotiations
Pep has already spent under 480 million on city's defence, and this week broke the club record for spending on a defender
The APL referees will be asked to soften the hand play. But the League cannot deviate from the rules
Lyon values Aouar over 40 million euros. Arsenal offered 35
Tottenham are not selling Mourinho's merch - because Chelsea still own the trademark rights. But it didn't stop Manchester United
Shomurodov is close to moving from Rostov to Genoa for 8 million euros (Sport Italia)
Pobegalov about 12 cases of covid in Shinnik: I hope we can start training by October 4