A 70-year-old woman fled unharmed this morning after two homes in Hampshire were destroyed by a lightning strike.
It happens when a thunderstorm hits southern England a week later A ferocious 30C heat wave.
A lightning struck a semi-detached house and caused a fire, engulfing two houses in flames.
This morning, a fire brigade was called to the address on Mercia Avenue in Andover.
According to the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, the 70-year-old woman was evaluated by an emergency medical institution but did not require hospital treatment.
A spokesman said:
“Two semi-detached houses were severely damaged in this incident.
“A 70-year-old woman was evaluated on-site by an ambulance crew, but was not taken to the hospital.”
On Thursday, a fallen tree left the tram for train passengers and was forced to walk along the railroad tracks for 30 minutes in heavy and thunderstorms.
Extreme weather reports have caused trees to fall on the railroad tracks between Manchester’s Prestwich and Heaton Park. male..
A flood warning was issued as a thunderstorm ended the scorching 32C heat wave in Britain. It’s just like a 11.5m driver crashed into the road this weekend.
The Met Office warns of “tricky travel conditions” as a 55mph wind hits coastal areas.
Thunderstorms struck parts of sunny England last night and lasted throughout the weekend.
Forecasting service Yellow thunderstorm warning Today and tomorrow, RAC has predicted that there will be 11.5 million trips by Sunday.
Flash floods and power outages
This is in addition to today’s 2.3 million trips where drivers depart for their family’s summer vacation.
Transportation site INRIX predicted that Friday’s delay would increase by 29% compared to normal July travel time.
Government meteorologists have warned about rain, flash floods, power outages, and travel disruptions.
Met Office alerts in southern and central England are valid until Monday morning, and up to 4 inches can flood the area.
Meteorologist David Oliver said a storm would come when the temperature drops over the weekend.
He states: “This yellow rain warning occurs because many areas are set to cool down on weekends.
“Probably heavy rain spells move from the southwest from late Friday to Saturday where lightning strikes.
“This was followed by volatile weekends in many parts of England and Wales, followed by widespread showers.
“There are very heavy showers and thunderstorms, especially on Sundays.”
But that’s when you pack both your broly and your sunglasses.
Friday is over England unprecedented Extreme heat warning when the temperature reaches a scorching 32 ° C.
But you will want to keep the fans out temperature It only falls slightly.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings today and tomorrow in most parts of England and Wales. This can delay or cancel train and bus service.
Power outages are unlikely to occur as some communities are blocked by flooded roads.
According to the Met Office, there will be heavy showers and thunderstorms in the south over the weekend before heading further north by Monday.
In contrast, parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland seemed likely to remain healthy and very warm throughout.
Rainy weather comes after a hot, almost dry week. England recorded the hottest temperature of the year on Tuesday, recording 32.2 degrees Celsius at Heathrow Airport in western London.
This year’s new highs were also recorded in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Alex Berkir, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said Friday’s temperatures wouldn’t plummet, but were still “higher.”
“It’s unlikely to have the significant impact we’ve seen in the last few days,” Berkill said.
In Northern Ireland, a fever warning remains.
ROADS’Melting like chocolate’
Earlier this week, Devon and Cornwall police said that “most” areas of southwest England were exposed to amber wildfire warnings.
However, in the chart showing the areas at highest risk, the two counties were almost completely caught up in a red “high” or “very high” warning.
Devon and Cornwall, with a history of wasteland fires and farmland hell, have already seen some this year.
Fire in February He attacked Dartmoor on suspicion of an arson attack.
While the flames were shining on the night sky, people could see the flames about 20 miles away from Plymouth.
As a result of the heat, the roads “melted like chocolate”, the train lines buckled earlier in the week, and the Met Office issued the first ever extreme heat warning.
Forecasters issue yellow weather warnings on Saturdays and Sundays, covering most of England and Wales.
Warn about floods, “difficult operating conditions”, the risk of potential power outages, and the loss of other services to some homes and businesses.
“Late Friday, heavy and thunderstorm zones will move from the southwestern part of the country,” said Stephen Dixon, a spokesman for the Met Office.
It could also rain up to 100 mm on weekends, including on both sides of the Bristol Channel.
However, Northern Ireland and Scotland appear to maintain high temperatures for long periods of time, as temperatures are expected to be in the low 20s and both are expected to be relatively dry and sunny.
The fierce heat wave is expected to end this weekend, Second sizzler Set early next month.
The Met Office predicts that: “In early August, warmer and drier than average could return to most of the UK.”
“By mid-August, confidence is much lower, but conditions are most likely to change.
“A above-average temperatures will continue to be signaled for most of the period, and will probably be very warm or hot in the south.”
Bookmakers have significantly reduced their odds on October 11, the hottest month of the month, July.
Meanwhile, the Royal Lifesaving Association of the United Kingdom (RLSS UK) said it was aware of 18 accidental underwater loss of life between July 17th and 20th.
The latest victim was a teenager who went missing on the Dee River Thursday afternoon.
There was another report that people went missing in the water.
Lee Heard, RLSSUK’s Charity Director, said: Get used to the water quality before jumping in.
“The difference between air temperature and water temperature can be literally breathtaking. This is called a cold water shock. It’s quiet, invisible, and deadly.
“Water can also hide debris, strong currents, and sudden changes in depth that even the strongest swimmers can catch up with.
“The Royal Lifesaving Association of the United Kingdom encourages everyone to learn the skills and knowledge essential to prevent future accidental drowning.”
UK Weather-Thunderstorms destroy homes as thunderstorms and floods hit Britain in the turmoil of weekend vacations
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