Met Office Issues Warning For ‘Torrential Rain’ in London This Weekend

London in the rain

Your bank holiday weather forecast just got a whole lot wetter.

Five days ago we promised you three solid days of sunshine for your bank holiday weekend. We may have spoken a bit too soon. [Photo: Mark Ramsay]

Because now the Met Office have not just added a bit of drizzle to their forecast, but have genuinely issued a solid-gold ⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ about the deluge to come. It’s all kicking off sometime between midday Sunday and midday Monday:

‘Another band of heavy rain is likely to spread northward through Sunday into Monday, with some locally torrential downpours and thunder possible.

There are early indications that this could result in some disruption, with sudden flooding of roads, transport routes, homes and businesses possible. Please monitor forecasts through this weekend.’

The chief forecaster added:

‘Torrential rain and thunderstorms could give as much as 30mm, possibly 40mm in an hour in places. It is not certain where flooding impacts may occur, but it is likely to be in a few places rather than across the whole warning area. Lightning strikes are also possible, which bring a chance of power cuts.’

So if you’re planning a picnic, we’d move it up to Saturday while the going’s good.

Have a great weekend! ☔️


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