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Flooding and thunder as 'Spanish Plume' creates extreme weather - Yorkshire Hub

Flooding and thunder as ‘Spanish Plume’ creates extreme weather

Flash floods and thunderstorms continue to hit parts of the UK as high temperatures prompted extreme weather

spannish plume

A strange cloud formation looms over Cradley Heath in the Midlands

The “Spanish Plume” brought hot, unstable air up from France and sent the mercury above 30C before giving way to torrential downpours.

heavy rain at v festival

Heavy rain fell on the first day of V Festival in Staffordshire.

In Bramham, West Yorkshire, 21.6mm of rain fell in just an hour, as the Met Office put out yellow “be aware” warnings for rain and isolated thunderstorms in the Midlands and parts of eastern England, moving into northern England and southern Scotland overnight.

Forecasters say there is a risk of surface water flooding along with strong gusts of wind, lightning and hail in affected areas.

Hourly rainfall could reach 15mm in parts of southern Scotland with overall totals between 20 and 40mm.

We’ve seen some very potent thunderstorms and they will continue to rumble on through the coming hours.

“We’ll see further pulses of very heavy rain in south west England and into Wales, northern parts of England, south and south east parts of Scotland.

– MET OFFICE SPOKESWOMAN

The unsettled conditions are set to last into the start of next week before turning cooler again.

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