FORECASTERS have issued a harrowing “danger to life” flood warning for parts of Scotland today – as MORE storms continue to batter the UK.
Torrential downpours will flood homes and businesses in South East Scotland and bring travel chaos – with roads and railways disappearing underwater.
A Met Office amber warning – the second highest level of severity – tells of train and bus cancellations due to the intense downpours.
As much as 4in will fall in the area – the equivalent of nearly two months’ worth of rain.
Forecasters also warn that road closures will see communities completely cut off due to floods.
And power cuts in the worst affected areas are likely, the Met Office said.
The rest of the UK will also be battered by heavy rain showers during a summer washout that’s lasted all week.
Millions have suffered miserable weather conditions that earlier saw motorways flooded and hundreds of cars stranded – especially in the South East.
Today, yellow weather warnings are in place across the North East and North West of England as well as North Wales.
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The Met Office said: “Heavy rain will develop during late Wednesday evening and the early hours of Thursday and then gradually start to ease later on Thursday morning.
“30 to 50 mm is likely to fall quite widely and over higher ground in southeast Scotland and northern Northumberland 80 to 100 mm rain may fall in a few places.”
The forecast added that up to 40mm of rain is expected over high ground in North Wales.
Met Office Meteorologist Bonnie Diamond said: “Tomorrow unfortunately is another wet day.”
Things will gradually start to improve next week
But things are looking up next week as a heatwave is predicted to hit the UK, with temperatures soaring into the mid 20s.
Met Office meteorologist Dean Hall told The Sun Online: “After the wet weather we’ve had in early June, things will gradually start to improve next week.
“We will see an upward trend in temperature, reaching into the low-mid 20s.
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“There will still be a risk of showers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north and northwest of England, but the south and southeast will be drier and much more settled.
“There’s always a risk of thundery plumes at this time of year, but there’s no strong indication we’ll see anything like that at this stage.
“Into July there will be a continuation of the increasingly settled weather and above average temperatures, although there will remain a split between the north west and south east.”
Flooding engulfs the beer garden at the Alyn Riverside Country Pub in Rossett, North Wales[/caption]
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