Met Office issue weather warning for East Midlands

Randal Sanchez
July 27, 2018

Rail services across Britain were also disrupted by lightning strikes.

Thursday is set to be the hottest day this week, with temperatures climbing up to 26 or 27 degrees in the East.

There were 56 fires on grass verges next to England's motorways and major A-roads in the 10 days to Wednesday, according to the road maintenance body.

"Following the recent dry weather, heavy rainfall on dry or compacted ground may run off quickly, causing river levels to rise rapidly and bringing a risk of localised flooding". Maximum temperature 23 °C.

The company tweeted that "unprecedented high temperatures" were "affecting the operation of air conditioning on our shuttles".

The Environmental Audit Committee also encouraged employers to relax dress codes, allow flexible working during warm weather and changing building regulations to prevent people from overheating.

The Met Office forecasts thunderstorms and rain for the Nottingham area today ( Friday ) and overnight into Saturday.

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"25-30 mm of rain is possible in less than an hour but the vast majority of sites will miss these thunderstorms and see very little, if any, rain".

Edinburgh's soaring temperatures (peaking at 26C) will drop down to around 20C tonight as cloud cover rolls over the clear skies.

Britons are sweltering in a prolonged heatwave, with temperatures set to test national records, the Meteorological Office says.

Large hail and strong, gusty winds are additional hazards.

On Wednesday, Weatherquest's Adam Drury said: "On Friday there is an initial low risk of a few spots of rain to the west and thunder storms in the afternoon with good chance of heavy storms across the county".

While Ireland's cooler, wetter weather of recent days is set to stretch into the weekend and next week, the United Kingdom has continued to bake.

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