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BRITAIN’S four-day heatwave is set to end in a washout on Sundaywith three weeks worth of rain falling in three hours, the Met Office has warned.

Flash floods and blackouts are expected to douse the scorcher into next week, with a risk of intense thundery downpours soaking the nation.

Flash floods are possible from Sunday and Monday as heavy rain falls over the dry surfaces

Flash floods are possible from Sunday and Monday as heavy rain falls over the dry surfacesCredito: PAPÀ
The wet spell could bring flash floods over dried and cracked mud as above in Pontsticill Reservoir near Merthyr Tydfil, Galles

The wet spell could bring flash floods over dried and cracked mud as above in Pontsticill Reservoir near Merthyr Tydfil, GallesCredito: Getty

Temperatures as high as 35C continued to dry out rivers and gardens today, con a drought declared across England this morning.

But the extreme dry spell is set to end from Sunday afternoon in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with England and Wales following on Monday.

A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms has been issued for next week, with forecasters warning some parts of the country will see 50mm of rain in three hours.

Others will seeintense thunderstorms,” hail and frequent lightning.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Jason Kelly, disse: “The current hot weather will make way for a thundery breakdown from the west, which will spread south and east in the early part of next week.

Ahead of this, isolated but intense thunderstorms are possible Sunday and Monday.

“The warnings highlight the chance of some places seeing around 50mm of rain falling in a three-hour period in the north, with some areas further south possibly seeing around 30mm of rain in a three-hour period. “

Ha aggiunto: “Hail and frequent lightning are also possible as part of these downpours and represents an additional hazard.

“We’re continuing to monitor how these thundery showers develop on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

There’s a chance of some quite intense downpours at times for some areas and we’re refining the likely location of these in the coming days.”

A four-day amber alert for extreme heat from the Met Office is currently in place for much of England and Wales until Sunday, with warnings of health impacts and disruption to travel.

The National Drought Group (NDG) met today to discuss the continued dry avviso come 90mph 'Storm Dudleyand later confirmed the widespread drought.

The warnings highlight the chance of some places seeing around 50mm of rain falling in a three-hour period in the north, with some areas further south possibly seeing around 30mm of rain in a three-hour period.

Jason KellyDeputy Chief Meteorologist, Met Office

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs declared the most affected areas of Englandthe South West, parts of southern and central, and the Eastwere to be moved into drought status.

Ciò comprende: Devon and Cornwall, Solent and South Downs, Kent, south London and East Sussex, Herts and north London, Anglia orientale, Thames, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, and the East Midlands.

Yorkshire and the West Midlands are expected to be moved into the drought category later this month.

The Environment Agency (EA) and water companies are expected to implement further plans to manage the impact of low water levels, which may include further hosepipe bansthough they insist supplies are safe.

Restrictions are already in place across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, Kent and Sussex amid a prolonged dry spell andrecord demand”.

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Welsh Water has also announced those living in Pembrokeshire can no longer use hosepipes or sprinklers from August 19, and Thames Water has warned bans could cover Greater London, Thames Valley, Surrey, Gloucestershire and northern Wiltshire in thecoming weeks”.

Yorkshire Water also became the fifth company in England and Wales to announce a ban, which begins on August 26.

Residents queue for water battles in Haddenham in Cambridgeshire

Residents queue for water battles in Haddenham in CambridgeshireCredito: Geoff Robinson
Dry football pitches at Hackney Marshes, east London

Dry football pitches at Hackney Marshes, east LondonCredito: PAPÀ
Firefighters and farmers tackle a field fire close to the village of Ridlington, Rutland

Firefighters and farmers tackle a field fire close to the village of Ridlington, RutlandCredito: Un uomo è stato accusato di omicidio dopo che un ragazzo di 16 anni è stato accoltellato a morte vicino a un college / Tim Scrivener
The village of Haddenham in Cambridgeshire on Thursday afternoon

The village of Haddenham in Cambridgeshire on Thursday afternoonCredito: Geoff Robinson
A motorway sign on the M27 towards Southampton warns of the UK heatwave

A motorway sign on the M27 towards Southampton warns of the UK heatwaveCredito: Splash