21-Jul-2018
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Met Office issues first ever weather warning for thunder

LONDON July 2: The first ever weather warning for thunder has been issued, with ‘torrential’ rain, hail and lightning strikes expected. 
 
Stormy weather is expected to last until 10pm in areas of Wales and the south of England. The Met Office said fast flowing or deep floodwater could cause danger to life, and that some communities might be cut off by the flooding. 
 
‘There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds,’ they added. 
 
The Met Office graded it as a yellow warning, Elsewhere in the UK, the heatwave is continuing with sunny weather everywhere except the South. 
 
Temperatures reached a high of 29.5C on Saturday and the Met Office said there were no reports of rain, while Otterbourne in Hampshire was the UK hotspot.
 
Sunday will continue in a similar vein with parts of the Midlands and London reaching up to 30C with higher levels of humidity than in previous days, forecasters have said.