Thunderstorms set to return to North Staffordshire later

NORTH Staffordshire can expect a further pounding from severe thunderstorms, accompanied by torrential rain, throughout today (Aug 12) and overnight into tomorrow.

The spectacular storms, which hit the district around midnight, are the outcome of a heatwave that has moved northwards from Spain.

Excessive heat bottled up over Iberia in July is now trapped across the UK and is set to create a record-breaking heatwave in this country.

It's likely to be our longest run of 90F (32C) or more since 1995's hottest August on record and the most days seen in the UK in excess of 95F (35C) since the famous hot summer of 1976.

ITV weather forecaster Lucy Verasamy said:" We're on track for our warmest August nights on record as temperatures struggle to slide after searing daytime heat.

"Along with some restless and sleepless nights, expect frequent lightning, thunder and torrential rain from the most severe storms at any time."

Thunderstorms are forecast to return to North Staffordshire early evening today, after temperatures have soared to 27C.


rain from the most severe storms at any time."

Thunderstorms are forecast to return to North Staffordshire early evening today, after temperatures have soared to 27C.


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