Thunderstorms have surged across Britain causing downpours in parts of the country as the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings.
Met Office weather warnings have now taken effect across the UK, as meteorologists predict an array of unpleasant weather conditions will batter the country this week. Lightning, thunder, rain and hail will tear across four regions starting this morning.
Met Office thunderstorm warnings are now in place over the western UK.
The agency issued a slew of new warnings this morning, extending from the south coast up to Scotland.
The alerts cover the west coast and Northern Ireland, where downpours may let loose inches of rain and lightning.
The warnings state: “Slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms will break out across many parts of the UK on Tuesday afternoon. ”
“Some places will miss them, but where they do occur they will bring torrential downpours with 25 to 35 mm rain falling in an hour and perhaps 40 to 50 mm in 2 to 3 hours in one or two places.
“Lightning and hail will be additional hazards. These showers and thunderstorms will only slowly die out through the evening, but may persist across northwest England, southwest Scotland and perhaps eastern Northern Ireland into the early hours of Wednesday morning.”
Both warnings last until tomorrow, when they are joined by another two thunderstorm advisories.
On June 17, they creep inwards towards the east, skirting around London and towards Norwich.