Thunder, hail and lightning: Heavy storms mark climax of longest heatwave for nearly 40 years

Independent: A fortnight's rain fell overnight in parts of Britain, bringing a stormy end to the country's longest heatwave in seven years. The thunder, lightning and hail that broke the sunny spells on Monday night will last intermittently throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, coupled with torrential rain and the risk of flash floods, weather experts warned. Pershore in Worcestershire recorded the highest rainfall last night with more than an inch (25.8mm) falling - half the area's 50mm average total for the......

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