As forecast there were severe thunderstorms across the UK on the 19th July bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. See the tables below for the largest rain totals across the UK. Gloucestershire recorded the highest rainfall with 66mm between 6am and 6pm yesterday, the counties monthly average rainfall is 60.6mm.
The Heat-health watch put in place in parts of southern and eastern England in conjunction with Public Health England has now been downgraded. Temperatures in parts of the area covered topped 28C during 19 July, see table below.
Today, 20 July, temperatures are expected to reach low to mid 20’s across central, south and south east of England, with London seeing around 27C. Northern England will reach mid to high teens and Scotland and Northern Ireland mid to low teens.
More thundery downpours are expected to develop today over some eastern and central parts of the UK. A yellow, be aware, weather warning for rain is in place for the areas likely to be affected. Not everywhere will see a storm but where they do occur, torrential downpours are possible with lightning, hail and strong gusts of wind. The areas most likely to be affected are across eastern and southeastern England.
Many places will have a good deal of fine and very warm weather this working week although there is the risk of some heavy showers in parts of the south and west later in the week.
|UK MAX TEMPERATURE 19 JULY 2014|
|TIME||SITE NAME||AREA||MAX TEMP (Celsius)|
|16:22||London St Jamess Park||GREATER LONDON||28.5|
|13:55||Hampton W Wks||GREATER LONDON||27.6|
|12hr UK RAINFALL 19 JULY
|SITE NAME||AREA||PRECIP. (MM)|
|PERSHORE COLLEGE||HEREFORD & WORCESTER||36.4|
|PERSHORE||HEREFORD & WORCESTER||30.8|
|ASTWOOD BANK||HEREFORD & WORCESTER||27.6|
|NANTWICH, REASEHEATH HALL||CHESHIRE||22.6|
|MARKET BOSWORTH, BOSWORTH PARK||LEICESTERSHIRE||22.6|