Coldest Bank Holiday on record as warnings of more thunderstorms and flooding

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This Bank Holiday Monday could be the coldest on record, marking a stark contrast to last year's scorching temperature.

With the nation experiencing days of rain and flooding, this weekend will extend the wet weather with an unusually cold Bank Holiday.

In contrast, this time last year Brits were enjoying a sizzling hot temperature of 33C in some parts.

However, Met Office warns mercury will stay below the twenties across the country.

This Bank Holiday, the top temperatures could reach 19C in London while parts of Scotland will be chillier with highs of 11C, well below the average of 16c usually seen in the country.

The rain isn't going to relent just yet with further downpours expected, reports Mirror Online.

But Sunday should raise some smiles with it expected to be dry and sunny before the weather turns noticeably colder.

Torrential rain and flooding brought traffic mayhem as more heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected across parts of the UK today.

Forecasters predict this Bank Holiday Monday could be the coldest on record for some parts of the UK as temperatures are expected to be well below average for the time of year.

  • UK weather: Met Office issues yellow warnings for torrential rain and thunderstorms

Heavy showers on Thursday brought major problems on the roads, with flash floods reported in parts of Surrey creating difficult driving conditions and road closures, while Belmont railway station was forced to shut.

Road closures were also reported in Kingston, south-west London, where a Twitter user posted pictures of flooding in different parts of the town, including the underpass at Richmond Road near the railway station which was immersed in water.

Another video shared on Twitter shows motorists struggling to get through flooded areas of London Road in Glasgow, with cars half-submerged in water.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings as downpours are likely to persist overnight, which could bring localised flooding and travel disruption.

A yellow warning for heavy rain has been placed over north-east England which is expected to last until 10am today, while thunderstorms are forecast in parts of southern England and South Wales between 11am and 8pm.

Meteorologist Emma Salter pointed to last year's late August Bank Holiday Monday – and said a repeat is not on the cards.

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