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Britain faces a month’s price of rain in 24 hours as ‘hazard to life’ warning

Rain is coming and by the life-threatening bucket load. In fact one part of the UK is set to be battered so heavily, a month’s worth of rainfall is predicted within just 24 hours.

The Met Office has revealed a bleak forecast for those residing in Scotland’s north east and it starts tonight (Tuesday, July 9).

From Aberdeen to Inverness, rain is expected to fall heavily and relentlessly from 10pm to midnight the following day, sparking a yellow ‘danger to life’ warning.

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As a result, the Met Office has released a six-point list for those affected to prepare, ranging from travel chaos to swamped homes.



People shelter under umbrellas
Brollies will be out in northern Scotland tomorrow

  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life


Car in flood
Met Office advises drivers to consider their route and speed

But there is light around the corner, it seems, as Britain could sizzle in a mini-heatwave next week after a wash-out start to July.

A “ridge” of high pressure will bring sunnier weather across the country by the end of the week, the Met Office says and now experts at Exacta Weather say it’s looking more likely a heatwave is coming.

Exacta reports Thursday (July 11) will bring in warmer weather with some parts of the country reaching the mid to high 20s.

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