British summers are famed for their poor weather, this year has seen extreme heat followed by heavy downpours. Scenes of flooded roads and tube stations in the capital have gone viral on social media. Will other parts of the UK see similar scenes? Should Brits brace themselves for floods soon?
The Met Office say: “Today should be generally dry with some showers but Saturday and Sunday may see sporadic heavier showers and this will continue into Monday.
“The river will be very sensitive to significant rainfall and isolated heavy showers may cause some further surface water ponding.
“Please remain prepared for potential impacts over the next four days.”
This alert is not as severe as a warning, there are currently no flood warnings in force.
From Friday July 30 to Tuesday 3 August the risk of flooding remains “very low”.
But, the Met Office warns localised flooding from surface water and rivers is possible across parts of southern and central England and Wales during Saturday and across parts of southern England on Sunday and Monday.
This could lead to land, roads and some properties being flooding there may be travel disruption.
Flooding may not be an issue but the Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for parts of the UK today.
Concerns over Storm Evert which if forecast to hit the UK today was lead to wind warnings being issued.
Yellow thunderstorm warnings cover parts of the southern coast from Weymouth stretching to the East Anglian coast, as far along as Great Yarmouth.
A second warning covers the coast from Skegness to Middlesbrough.