Temperatures will climb to 32C ahead of thunderstorms across the UK
Parts of the UK are bracing for another day of scorching temperatures ahead of three days of yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms.
An orange weather warning for extreme heat is in place until 11:59 p.m. Sunday for large parts of the south, east, west, Midlands and north of England as temperatures are expected to reach 32°C.
The Met Office put up the warning that people could experience ‘adverse health effects’, such as sunburn or heat exhaustion, and transport delays in hot weather.
Meanwhile, in Scotland and Northern Ireland, a yellow thunderstorm warning is in place from 9 a.m. Sunday until 11.59 p.m. Monday as the north experiences heavy rain over the next two days.
The forecaster warned of flash floods and power cuts as downpours batter both regions.
The warning then spread to England and Wales on Monday and Tuesday, with only South West and South East England facing a third day of yellow warnings on Wednesday until 23 h 59, while the rain eases elsewhere.
The warm weather has already seen several wildfires break out across England, with the latest blaze breaking out in the North York Moors National Park.
The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the fire shortly after 6pm on Saturday evening at Sutton Bank and firefighters were at work.
at night to moisten the grass to prevent it from spreading.
Met Office forecasters have warned there is a ‘significant risk’ of further wildfires on Sunday as the ground has been ‘extremely dry for an extended period’.
An official drought was declared across eight regions of England on Friday by the National Drought Group (NDG), which includes representatives from government, water companies, the Environment Agency (EA) and others.
Three water companies – Welsh Water, Southern Water and South East Water – have all imposed watering bans, while Yorkshire Water has announced a ban will begin on August 26 and Thames Water is planning one in the coming weeks.
On Saturday, residents of Surrey were without water on Saturday after problems hit the water treatment facilities at Netley Mill.
Water supplier Thames Water apologized and distributed bottled water to residents of Guilford, Surrey Hills, Dorking and Horsham while engineers worked to restore supplies.
By Sunday morning, the issue had been resolved, with locals told the water was “gradually coming back to the area”.
A statement from Thames Water said: ‘Problems at Netley Mill Water Treatment Works have been resolved and supply is gradually returning to the area. We identify and unblock air pockets in the system to allow faucets to flow normally.
“As supplies come back you may notice some sizzling, cloudy or low pressure – but it will get better.”
Surrey County Council Councilor Liz Townsend has criticized Thames Water for supply issues during one of the hottest weekends of the year.
She told BBC Breakfast: ‘It’s happening more and more now with the warm weather.
“We also had this problem last year here.
“And to be honest, the service is no longer fit for purpose and residents are understandably very, very annoyed with what they have to put up with.”
She added that Thames Water ‘has failed this time to meet the needs of vulnerable people in and around Cranleigh and Ewhurst’ after receiving messages from elderly people saying they had not received water .