Met Office warns two days of record-breaking heat ends with storms over Northamptonshire

Yellow warning in force for heavy showers, thunder and lightning – although some areas could escape downpours

Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 11:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 11:12 am

Two days of record-breaking heat is set to end with storms hitting Northamptonshire on Wednesday (July 20).

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy showers across across central, southern and eastern parts of England.

A spokesman many areas could escape the worst of the weather but added: “Whilst most places will see only small amounts of rain, there is a chance of some isolated heavy downpours and lightning.

“Where these occur a few sites could see 20-30 millimetres in an hour and 50 millimetres in three hours.”

Tomorrow’s warning comes into force at 1pm and lasts until 9pm, although it will still be warm at 25°C.

The Met Office climate station at Pitsford School saw its hottest day on record with a high temperature of 36.2°C at 3.36pm — fractionally hotter than the 36.1°C from July 2020.

Maximum air temperature, though, was 38.2°C, smashing the Northamptonshire record of 36.7°C recorded at Raunds on August 9, 1911.

Tomorrow's Met Office yellow alert for storms kicks in at 1pm over Northamptonshire

The highest ‘apparent’ temperature was a sweltering 51.5°C at 3.06pm.

Experts predict that could be beaten on Tuesday (July 20) with temperatures up to 40°C widely predicted.

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