Met Office ramps up storm warning to AMBER with three-day deluge starting TONIGHT

Further deluges are expected across much of the UK as the Met Office ramped up its storm warnings to amber with as much as 80mm of rain set to fall amid the horrific wave of flooding which has devastated homes and businesses. 

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for much of Wales and northern England, and an amber weather warning for Scotland.

But while heavy showers will continue throughout the week, meteorologists said sunny spells will break through the gloom.

The July washout will then be followed by a scorching second half of August caused by an African plume which will cause temperatures to rise and bring hot summer weather to the UK’s shores. 

The first half of August will see mixed weaher with sunny spells and continuing rain before the heatwave arrives. 

It comes after heavy flooding caused cars to become submerged in Yeovil yesterday and Tube stations were forced to close while a London hospital cancelled surgeries and evacuated 100 inpatients. 

Further deluges are expected across much of the UK as the Met Office ramped up their storm warnings to amber with as much as 80mm of rain set to fall

Further deluges are expected across much of the UK as the Met Office ramped up their storm warnings to amber with as much as 80mm of rain set to fall

Further deluges are expected across much of the UK as the Met Office ramped up their storm warnings to amber with as much as 80mm of rain set to fall

 

Dark storm clouds linger over Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff during the Hundred match between Welsh Fire and Southern Brave

Dark storm clouds linger over Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff during the Hundred match between Welsh Fire and Southern Brave

Dark storm clouds linger over Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff during the Hundred match between Welsh Fire and Southern Brave

Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Willington said: ‘Yellow warnings are in place across much of the UK, away from the south, for thunderstorms and heavy rain over the coming days.

‘Scotland, however, is expected to see some of the heaviest rain and amber warnings for thunderstorms and also rain have been issued here.’

Meanwhile 15 flood alerts have been announced by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, for areas including Aberdeenshire, Dundee and Angus, Fife and West Central Scotland.

Stephen Dixon, a spokesperson from the Met Office, said there was an amber weather warning in place from 6am on Wednesday to 6am on Thursday in Inverness.

A car is parked in a partially flooded road in Deptford, south-east London after a wave of flooding has devastated parts of Britain

A car is parked in a partially flooded road in Deptford, south-east London after a wave of flooding has devastated parts of Britain

A car is parked in a partially flooded road in Deptford, south-east London after a wave of flooding has devastated parts of Britain

Holidaymakers on the beach at the seaside resort of West Bay in Dorset enjoy some hot late afternoon sunshine amid the flooding elsewhere

Holidaymakers on the beach at the seaside resort of West Bay in Dorset enjoy some hot late afternoon sunshine amid the flooding elsewhere

Holidaymakers on the beach at the seaside resort of West Bay in Dorset enjoy some hot late afternoon sunshine amid the flooding elsewhere

The July washout will then be followed by a scorching second half of August caused by an African plume which will cause temperatures to rise and bring hot summer weather to the UK's shores

The July washout will then be followed by a scorching second half of August caused by an African plume which will cause temperatures to rise and bring hot summer weather to the UK's shores

The July washout will then be followed by a scorching second half of August caused by an African plume which will cause temperatures to rise and bring hot summer weather to the UK’s shores

While heavy showers will continue throughout the week, meteorologists said sunny spells will break through the gloom

While heavy showers will continue throughout the week, meteorologists said sunny spells will break through the gloom

While heavy showers will continue throughout the week, meteorologists said sunny spells will break through the gloom

Over the past few weeks, rain has battered the UK, particularly in London where areas including Walthamstow, Woodford and Stepney Green have seen flooding

Over the past few weeks, rain has battered the UK, particularly in London where areas including Walthamstow, Woodford and Stepney Green have seen flooding

Over the past few weeks, rain has battered the UK, particularly in London where areas including Walthamstow, Woodford and Stepney Green have seen flooding

Beachgoers headed to West Bay in Dorset during a sunny afternoon on Tuesday as some parts of the UK enjoyed rare sunshine

Beachgoers headed to West Bay in Dorset during a sunny afternoon on Tuesday as some parts of the UK enjoyed rare sunshine

Beachgoers headed to West Bay in Dorset during a sunny afternoon on Tuesday as some parts of the UK enjoyed rare sunshine

He said: ‘The rain can cause potential flooding and travel disruption.

‘There is the potential for 80-100mm over 24 hours, but more likely 60mm more widely across that amber area.

‘There can possibly be lightning and hail in areas of Scotland.’

In England and Wales, 20-30mm of rain is possible over Tuesday and Wednesday, the Met Office said.

Mr Willington added: ‘Not everywhere within the warning areas will see heavy rain, rainfall amounts will vary from place to place.

‘The rainfall could lead to some surface water flooding and disruption before it eases and moves south through Thursday.’

In England and Wales, 20-30mm of rain is possible over Tuesday and Wednesday, the Met Office said

In England and Wales, 20-30mm of rain is possible over Tuesday and Wednesday, the Met Office said

In England and Wales, 20-30mm of rain is possible over Tuesday and Wednesday, the Met Office said

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on Tuesday that following a meeting with the Environment Agency, London's boroughs and other key partners, he will be doing all that he can to tackle flooding and climate change

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on Tuesday that following a meeting with the Environment Agency, London's boroughs and other key partners, he will be doing all that he can to tackle flooding and climate change

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on Tuesday that following a meeting with the Environment Agency, London’s boroughs and other key partners, he will be doing all that he can to tackle flooding and climate change

On the roads, the RAC and Highways England have advised drivers to be cautious in the rain after the heavy downpours

On the roads, the RAC and Highways England have advised drivers to be cautious in the rain after the heavy downpours

On the roads, the RAC and Highways England have advised drivers to be cautious in the rain after the heavy downpours

The capital saw nearly a month's worth of rainfall on Sunday with homes, roads and Tube stations flooded, while a flooded hospital cancelled all surgery and outpatient appointments on Monday due to the heavy rain

The capital saw nearly a month's worth of rainfall on Sunday with homes, roads and Tube stations flooded, while a flooded hospital cancelled all surgery and outpatient appointments on Monday due to the heavy rain

The capital saw nearly a month’s worth of rainfall on Sunday with homes, roads and Tube stations flooded, while a flooded hospital cancelled all surgery and outpatient appointments on Monday due to the heavy rain

Over the past few weeks, rain has battered the UK, particularly in London where areas including Walthamstow, Woodford and Stepney Green have seen flooding.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on Tuesday that following a meeting with the Environment Agency, London’s boroughs and other key partners, he will be doing all that he can to tackle flooding and climate change.

He said: ‘Through the new London Plan, we’re now reducing the risk of surface water flooding with every new development, but whether it’s prioritising more green spaces to help absorb excess water or investing more in upgrading our drainage and sewer infrastructure, dealing with the impacts of climate change is something that cannot wait a day longer.’

On the roads, the RAC and Highways England have advised drivers to be cautious in the rain.

They warned motorists to leave a larger gap than normal between the car in front of them when stopping.

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