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UK Faces Thunderstorms After Record-Setting Weeklong Heatwave

After experiencing a historic seven-day heatwave with temperatures soaring above 30C, the UK is now grappling with widespread thunderstorms.

A yellow thunderstorm alert remains effective for southern Scotland until Monday at 6 a.m.

Previously, storms have been reported in Northern Ireland, parts of England and Wales, as well as certain regions of Scotland, both southern and north-eastern.

Such warnings indicate potential threats like flash floods, lightning strikes, hailstorms, and forceful winds. If these events transpire, disruptions to transportation, both on roads and public services, might be expected.

Tom Morgan, a meteorologist from the Met Office, commented on the situation, “There’s a third thunderstorm warning tonight, particularly for southern Scotland. This is set to lapse by 6 a.m. Post that, while we can expect some scattered thunderstorms tomorrow, they shouldn’t be as widespread as today.”

The previous week’s intense heat marked a record for September, with the Saharan dust contributing to breathtakingly vibrant sunrises and sunsets.

Highlighting the anomaly of the situation, Mr. Morgan stated, “This heatwave has truly been one for the books. Such an extensive September heatwave is unparalleled in our records.”

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