Fierce storm hits UK as thunder and flood warnings remain in place while heatwave continues

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  • Thunderstorm and flood warnings are still in place for most of the UK on Wednesday, while high temperatures are forecast again for many parts of England.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow storm warning for all of England and the eastern half of Scotland, with a more serious amber warning pertaining to eastern Scotland between Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen.

    An amber warning means people should be on alert for flash flooding and building damage from lightning strikes, floodwaters and hailstones. Delays to public transport, difficult driving conditions and possible road closures could also follow, while deep and fast floodwater could be a threat to human life.

    Under its yellow warning, the Met Office is predicting storms in particular for the north-west, north Wales and the West Midlands for Wednesday and Thursday.

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