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Wednesday 24th July 2019

Yellow 'severe' warning as UK to be battered by more storms with potential risk of flooding

More rain on the way

The UK has been pummelled by rain, thunderstorms and floods during the month of June.

The bad news is that two more days of rain, hail and lightning - with the potential of more flooding - will hit the UK on Tuesday (June 18) and Wednesday (Wednesday 19).

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The Met Office issued a yellow 'severe' weather warning for Tuesday and Wednesday, sparking fears that more flooding could be on the way.

The Met Office said that Tuesday would contain "showers across Scotland and Northern Ireland".

Thunderstorms may develop bringing torrential rain, hail and lightning to a few places, with potential disruption to travel and flooding.

They added: "Elsewhere, after a mostly dry start, outbreaks of rain will develop during the afternoon. Heavy showers and thunderstorms cloud develop in the south later.

"Thunderstorms may develop bringing torrential rain, hail and lightning to a few places, with potential disruption to travel and flooding."

The Met Office issued a yellow 'severe' warning (Credit: Met Office)

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For Wednesday, the forecast reads: "Further heavy showers and thunderstorms possible in the southeast on Wednesday. Otherwise, turning brighter and fresher from the west.

"Sunny spells and showers, heaviest in the north on Thursday and Friday."

A Met Office meteorologist told The Sun: "We are expecting to see the worst of the thunderstorms on Tuesday, as the torrential rain sweeps in from south east England.

"There's going to be some seriously heavy rain ranging from 15mm to even 50mm in some parts of the country."

The UK was hit by floods last week (Credit: SplashNews)

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Last week, the UK was battered by storms.

Hundreds of homes in Lincolnshire were evacuated after two months' worth of rain fell in two days.

RAF helicopters dropped 270 sandbags on area near the towns of Wainfleet and Thorpe Culvert in an effort to repair burst river banks.

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