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Britain to be hit by 400 mile-wide Atlantic torment before 30C temps

BRITAIN is set to be battered with 60mph winds and heavy rain before a 30C scorcherwith the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning.

The wet and windy weather will continue to lash the UK with torrential downpours and thunderstorms causing flooding in some areas.

An elderly couple had to be rescued fro their car because of the torrential downpours

An elderly couple had to be rescued fro their car because of the torrential downpoursCrédit: Solent
A yellow weather warning has been put in place by the Met Office

A yellow weather warning has been put in place by the Met Office

But after Storm Fleur has hit, the temperatures are set to soar for another heatwave with highs of 30C in parts of the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the south and south west of the country today as heavy showers, torrential downpours and thunderstorms may cause travel disruption and some flooding.

It anticipates up to two inches of rain, and covers parts of Wales, down to the south coast and then across to West Londonwith a 400-mile area getting battered.

The latest rain radar from the Met Office shows 5inches of rain has already fallen near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.

An elderly couple had to be saved by firefighters after becoming stranded in almost a meter of flooding at Nettlestone, on the island off Britain’s south coast.

Mais le mercury is set to soar in the second half of Augustpotentially rising to around 30C.

Tottenham Hale enjoyed the sun before the storm this morning

Tottenham Hale enjoyed the sun before the storm this morningCrédit: Alamy

The mega temperatures would be down to air travelling up from Afrique and high pressure from the Azores.

The nation will first have to get through a period of showers and downpours, with more wet weather predicted over the next two weeks.

Between Tuesday and Thursday this week, showers will come and go, with some longer spells of heavy rain expected.

A Met Office forecaster said: “Scattered showers become heavier on Wednesday, with Thursday windy with more persistent rainand unsettled conditions dominate the first half of August. Torrential downpours are likely in places.

“August 15 à 29 has above-average temperatures indicated, and possibly very warm conditions in the south at times. Most should see dry and fine weather.”

The torrential rain and inches of water has partially submerged some roads in the area causing traffic chaos.

It comes after the UK was battered by Storm Evert last week, with 70mph winds sparking chaos across the country.

The storm, which began on Thursday evening, produced its hardest hitting winds across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

But the weather didn’t stop people partying, avec soggy pals meeting in streets, bars and pubs to make the most of their new freedoms.

Temperatures are expected to soar again after the torrential rain sweeping the country

Temperatures are expected to soar again after the torrential rain sweeping the countryCrédit: Alamy

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