Severe Thunder, Flood, and Lightning Batters the UK, Causing Chaos

The United Kingdom was hit hard by storms yesterday night, and now Britons are being told to be ready for more lightning, thunder, and flash flooding.

One of the 35,000 lightning strikes that swept over Britain overnight wrecked the roof of a care home. This comes only days before what is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far.

After the midnight lightning strike outside the care home in Elmer, West Sussex, dramatic images showed wreckage scattering over the lawn.

Thunderstorms are expected throughout parts of southern Wales and England, according to weather forecasters.

According to the Met Office, some transport delays or even flooding is likely, which predicts thunderstorms throughout the morning until they progressively move out from the east.

From 8 p.m. yesterday night until 8 a.m. this morning, a yellow weather warning will be in effect across portions of Cornwall, Bath, Portsmouth, Swansea, and Cardiff. The second alert will remain in effect until 10 a.m. and will affect the cities of London, Oxford, Gloucester, and Chelmsford.

Floods, lightning strikes, hail, or high winds may cause power outages and structural damage to some structures.

Temperatures will be above average for the bank holiday weekend, while there is still a chance of additional thunderstorms tomorrow and overnight.

Amid this morning’s travel mayhem, it arrives.

Some rail lines had their power outages overnight due to lightning, while others flooded.

Minor delays have been recorded on the South Western and Great Western railroads, while National Rail has identified a disruption between Westbury and Castle Cary.

Even though April’s temperatures were higher than typical for the season, the Met Office reported that the cloudy sky and rain made it seem much colder than it really was.’

On Friday, the rush of holidaymakers mixes with office workers and after-school traffic, setting the stage for a tea-time breakdown.

Trends in the statistics suggest that there would be about 16 million drivers on the highways that day.