Monday, August 29, 2011

Heavy rains and thunderstorms are due to the British 's short-lived heat wave end

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Parts of southeastern England are on the alert for flash flooding after predictions that heavy rains and thunderstorms through the UK 's short-lived heat wave is over.

Employees of the Federal Environment Agency (EA) are in search of flooding from storms, the likely influence of Essex and Kent.

The brief violent weather can also be reached London, but the Met Office warnings were initially reduced by about night at home counties, East Anglia and parts of the Midlands.

The majority of the country is now expected to funneling a lot quieter end of the 3 days of mild Spanish flag effect of the warm air from the Sahara brought, have over the Iberian Peninsula and the western and northern coasts of Britain.

The EA and Met Office still expect fall to 40 mm rain within a very short period on the south-east, and flood warnings - just the lowest warning - even for Thames tributaries were exhibited in the London districts of Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich and Lewisham. The warnings follow the hottest day of the year on Monday, when the temperatures at Gravesend station, Kent hit 32.8C (91F).

A spokesman for the EA, said: "Our staff will be on 24-hour alarm monitoring teams with river levels, as the band of rain moved across the country, the public encouraged to tune into local media for forecasts for the region and to . keep an eye out for signs of surface water flooding. "

A Met Office spokesman said the "sheer amount of rain falls in such a short time" could overwhelm flood protection, but would probably help the very dry spring, absorb rain. Parts of eastern and central England officially in a state of drought, which should relieve some of the rain.

The Met Office said that most parts of the United Kingdom would be a dry but fresh day, with a pattern of largely sunny and warm weather in the rest of the week, interrupted by occasional showers.

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