The aftermath of the storm is making journey troublesome this morning (Picture: Shutterstock; George Cracknell Wright; Buckfastleigh Fire Station; Coast Cams)Brits had been stored awake by the rumbles of thunder and brilliant lightning flashes in a single day because the storm gathered momentum.
People took to social media to share movies of the ‘immense’ downpour, with one Londoner claiming she had by no means seen rain like that within the capital.
Exeter Airport was pressured to briefly shut and cancel various flights final night time.
Footage shared on-line confirmed the primary terminal flooded after the ‘torrential’ rain.
The roads of Dawlish had been left submergedAn airport spokesperson mentioned: ‘Following Sunday afternoon’s flash flooding, which brought about the closure of the airport, our groups are working by way of the night time cleansing up and we count on to be open tomorrow morning.
‘Passengers are suggested to verify with their airline for the very newest details about their flight, and please bear with us whereas we do our perfect to return all airport operations to regular.’
The Met Office issued an amber climate warning for thunderstorms throughout components of Devon and Somerset was in place on Sunday afternoon, with a yellow warning in different components of south west England and South Wales.
A yellow warning issued for London, the south-east and east of England and the East Midlands expired at 6am at this time.
A lightning strike over buildings in Greenwich (Picture: George Cracknell Wright)
A person battles the downpour in London (Picture: George Cracknell Wright)Heavy rain introduced downpours throughout the south-west of England on Sunday, with localised flooding in Devon.
It additionally led to widespread highway closures, bus and practice cancellations and the closure of Paignton zoo.
Almost a month’s rain fell final night time on the Birds Hill rain gauge on the sting of Exmoor.
Other spots noticed as much as 60mm of rain fall, greater than half the September common for the area of 92.45mm.
The Met Office shared the climate forecast for the following two days (Picture: Metro.co.uk)Though the climate cleared by the early hours of this morning, situations are anticipated to stay ‘blustery at occasions’ this week.
Met Office meteorologist Jonathan Vautrey mentioned extra storms are attainable because the remnants of Hurricane Lee, which hit New England within the US and jap Canada, is ready to maneuver throughout the UK between Tuesday and Thursday.
But it’s going to now not be a hurricane by the point it reaches UK shores.
Mr Vautrey mentioned: ‘That shall be getting picked up by the jet stream. Showers in locations may very well be heavy with a danger of additional thunderstorms.
‘It may very well be fairly an unsettled, autumnal week to return.’
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