Yellow weather warning for Newark area as Met Office forecasts thunderstorms
There are more thunderstorms on the way after the UK was battered with almost a month’s worth of rain in a day.
The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for thunderstorms and rain in England and Scotland possibly causing more flooding and transport disruption.
The warning covers Newark on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Newark will see a high temperature of 23C on Tuesday when rain is most likely between 9am and midday and at about 3pm.
On Wednesday, it will be slightly cooler at 20C with rain likely between 4pm and 7pm.
The new warnings come as homes, roads and Tube stations were flooded in the south of England, with a flooded hospital cancelling all surgery and outpatient appointments on Monday due to the heavy rain.
The basement at Whipps Cross Hospital in east London was flooded, causing damage to the electrical system and a loss of power. A major incident was called across Barts Health NHS Trust, with staff moving around 100 inpatients from affected wards, including to other hospitals within the Barts Health group.
The wettest part of the country on Sunday was St James’s Park in London, where 41.8mm of rain fell.