Stormy start to UK summer holidays

Further storms were sweeping across the UK Friday as many schools break up for what are supposed to be the summer holidays, weathermen said.

Stormy start to UK summer holidays
Further storms were sweeping across the UK Friday as many schools break up for what are supposed to be the summer holidays, weathermen said.

The London Weather Centre is warning that the risk of extremely heavy rain, thunder and lightning is greatest in the central and eastern parts of England today, where up to 100mm of rain could fall in a short period.

Other areas at risk include south-west England and parts of Wales, where there could be up to 50mm of rain.

Flash floods hit Yorkshire, northern England last night.

Dozens of residents were evacuated after a river burst its banks causing flooding to a number of villages in the area.

The downpours started in southern England in the early hours and are expected to last most of the day.

Motorists and residents are being warned about flooding and dangerous driving conditions.

The UK Highways Agency has warned that rain and spray can reduce visibility and more than double the distance it takes to stop.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Temmuz 2007, 12:31
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