UK weather: Summer to return with temps of 30C forecast after London flashfloods and storms
It looks like summer will return this week after parts of London were hit with flash floods and torrential rain on Monday night.
It is set to get warmer and sunnier as the week goes on, with temperatures expected to hit 30C for central and western areas on Sunday.
“High pressure will dominate this weekend to bring fine and increasingly warm weather,” Sky News meteorologist Kirsty McCabe said.
“Most places will be dry with strong summer sunshine in the coming days,” McCabe said.
Temperatures will rise, with 28 or 29C possible on Saturday, and slightly higher on Sunday.
On Monday night, flash floods hit London, forcing a number of train and tube station closures, including the hub at Euston.
Rain water flowed down the stairs towards the platforms at Sloane Square station in Chelsea, video shared on social media showed.
Barriers barring entry were erected at stations north of the river in Chalk Farm and Hampstead, and at Wimbledon in the south.
On Primrose Hill, people swam in ponds created by the thunderstorms.
Bit of a flood here in south hampstead London😱 never seen anything like this pic.twitter.com/34geRmdawD
— Lunanana (@lunanana___) July 12, 2021
A resident of South Hampstead posted a video of their flooded street, saying they had “never seen anything like this”.
London Fire Brigade urged residents to call only in a “genuine emergency” after taking more than 1,000 calls over “flooding incidents across northwest and southwest London”.
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