Thunderstorm warning upgraded to amber for East Anglia

27 July, 2018, 22:31 | Author: Teresa Adams
  • The weather warning applies to much of the east of the county Met Office

The Met Office said Sunday's 27C in the North-East will be followed by 23C highs rising to 25C or so - nearly 10C above average - on Thursday and Friday for Edinburgh and with 35C is on the cards in England by the weekend.

Thames Valley Police said a man's body was recovered from the Jubilee River in Slough, adding that his death is not being treated as suspicious.

The warning that there is a 90% possibility of heatwave conditions came into force on Monday morning and will last until 9am on Friday in the Midlands, south-east England and eastern England.

Meanwhile, the UK's heatwave registers record breaking temperatures of 35C on Thursday and 37C on Friday, coming down over the weekend and soaring upwards next week again.

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Leeds Council warned that heavy rain hitting hard, baked ground from the heatwave could lead to flash flooding in areas.

"Some trusts are reporting record numbers of people coming into A&E, with increased emergency admissions, often for respiratory problems and conditions made worse by dehydration", said Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers.

Train firm Northern advised passengers not to travel in the Yorkshire area due to the same issue.

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The yellow thunderstorm warning is in place from 2pm until 9pm today (July 26) as Northamptonshire could be subject to heavy rain for a short period of time.

The warning covers much of the East of England stretching up north.

The National Farmers Union said it would hold a summit with government officials and other farming bodies on August 1 to discuss how to mitigate the effect of the unusually hot, dry weather, which is forecast to continue.

"But across the east, one more day of exceptional heat, widely from Lincolnshire, across East Anglia, to the southeast, over 30 celsius".

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