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Sunday 18th August 2019

Met Office issues 'danger to life' warning as thunderstorms batter UK this weekend

Weather is going to be unsettled on Sunday

Britain is set for more unsettled weather as thunderstorms and rain batter the country.

The Met Office has issued warnings for thunderstorms on Sunday for the East Midlands, North East England, North West England, West Midlands and most of Scotland.

The storms could also bring deep and fast flowing floodwater.

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The warning also includes Whaley Bridge, where a broken dam threatens to flood a town.

Earlier this week, 1,500 residents were evacuated in case Toddbrook Reservoir burst through the structure.

Police and the Environment Agency has said there is a "real risk" the dam could collapse.

It will be fairly dry and bright on Saturday, but we will see showers develop.

Meanwhile, the warning is in place between midday and midnight on August 4.

The unsettled weather could cause travel disruption and poses a "danger to life" threat.

Warnings are in place for thunderstorms on Sunday (Credit: Met Office)

There is also a "small chance" that homes and businesses could be "flooded quickly," with damage to some buildings from floodwater and lightning strikes.

Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

However, in southern parts of the UK, there will be sunny spells with temperatures forecast to rise to 28C in the south east over the weekend.

Saturday will be dry and bright, but rain will develop throughout the day.

Met Office forecaster Sophie Yoemans told The Sun: "It will be fairly dry and bright on Saturday, but we will see showers develop.

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"That will be in western areas as well as parts of the South West, parts of Wales, North West England, Northern Ireland and into western Scotland.

"It will be the driest in the South East as the high could get up to 25C".

Temperatures are set to remain in the low 20s across England and Wales for the majority of the weekend.

However, East Anglia could rise to 28C for a "fairly warm and humid" end to the weekend.

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