UK weather: another day with heat wave before thunder | british weather

Parts of the UK will get another day of blistering temperatures before three days of yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms.

Much of the south, east, west, the Midlands and the north of England will have an orange weather warning of extreme heat until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, as temperatures are expected to rise to 32 degrees.

The Met Office has issued a warning that people could experience “adverse health effects,” such as sunburn or heat exhaustion, and transportation delays during the hot weather.

A yellow thunderstorm warning is in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland from 9am to 11:59pm Monday, as the north will see heavy rainfall over the next two days.

The forecaster has warned of flash flooding and power cuts if showers hit the two regions.

The warning then spreads to England and Wales on Monday and Tuesday, with only the south-west and south-east of England facing a third day of yellow warnings on Wednesday until 11:59pm, while rain subsides elsewhere.

The hot weather has already sparked several bushfires across England, with the latest breaking out in the North York Moors National Park.

The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the Sutton Bank fire shortly after 6pm on Saturday and firefighters worked through the night to dampen the grass to prevent further spread.

Met Office forecasters have said there is a significant risk of further bushfires on Sunday as the ground has been extremely dry for some time.

The National Drought Group, which includes representatives from the government, water companies, the Environment Agency and others, declared an official drought in eight areas of England on Friday.

Three water companies – Welsh Water, Southern Water and South East Water – have imposed bans on garden hoses, while Yorkshire Water has announced a ban will come into effect on 26 August and Thames Water is planning one in the coming weeks.

Residents in Surrey were without water on Saturday after problems hit Netley Mill’s water treatment plant.

Thames Water apologized and distributed bottled water to residents of Guilford, Surrey Hills, Dorking and Horsham while technicians worked to restore the facility.

By Sunday morning, the problem was fixed and residents were told that the water was “gradually returning to the area”.

A statement from Thames Water said: “Problems at Netley Mill’s water treatment plants have been resolved and supplies are gradually returning to the area. We are identifying and unclogging air bubbles in the system so the taps can flow normally. If supplies return you could sputter , noticing cloudiness or low pressure, but this will improve.”

Liz Townsend, of Surrey County Council, criticized Thames Water for supply problems during one of the hottest weekends of the year.

She told BBC Breakfast: “This is happening more and more now with warm weather. We also had this problem last year. And to be fair, the service is not fit for purpose right now and residents are rightfully getting really annoyed at what they have to put up with.”

She said Thames Water “didn’t meet the needs of the vulnerable in and around Cranleigh and Ewhurst this time around” after receiving reports from older people saying they hadn’t been given water.

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