Met Workplace points new yellow warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms

Weather forecast image showing how rain is coming in
The warning runs from 12pm till 9pm in the present day (Image: Met Workplace)

A brand new yellow warning for climate has been issued, warning of heavy rain and thunderstorms in components of Scotland and Northern Eire.

It runs from 12pm till 9pm in the present day, with flooding and interruption to energy provides attainable.

‘Heavy showers or longer spells of rain with some thunderstorms more likely to trigger some journey disruption and flooding,’ the Met Workplace warning states.

There’s additionally more likely to be rain extra broadly throughout the UK, with solely the south and southeast of England stills seeing dry climate.

‘After a largely dry first three weeks of July, a few of us are seeing some welcomed rain by means of the weekend,’ forecasters mentioned.

‘However there’s a notable northwest-southeast cut up in the place this rain is forecast to fall.’

They mentioned that a lot of the nation would see ‘blended fortunes’ this morning with showers and longer intervals of rain, ‘a few of which may very well be heavy in locations.’

For southeast England, it will likely be drier and ‘really feel more and more heat within the sunny intervals’.

Firefighters tackled nearly 50 emergency calls regarding flooding after the north-west of Northern Eire was battered with heavy rain yesterday.

There was one other Met Workplace yellow climate warning in place within the space on Saturday night.

The Northern Eire Hearth and Rescue Service mentioned it acquired 106 emergency calls associated to flooding between 7pm and 1.30am.

Firefighters responded to 49 incidents.

One individual was rescued from a car in water, and 5 individuals had been rescued after changing into trapped inside flooded properties.

DUP Foyle MLA Gary Middleton mentioned the heavy rain has had a ‘devastating impression’ on many properties throughout the realm.

On Saturday night, the Western Well being Belief mentioned the Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry needed to briefly shut some sections of the emergency division, whereas occasions on the Foyle Maritime Competition on Saturday night had been closed for the well being and security of holiday makers and employees.

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