Britain is braced for a week’s worth of rainfall in just 24 hours as 8 flood warnings are in place while the country remains in lockdown.
Torrential rainfall, thunder and hail are all predicted for the coming days along with plummeting temperatures the Met Office has said. It follows highs of 25C (77F) last week and the driest April recorded since 1938, which tempted Brits to spend time outdoors.
After a spell of persistent rain across England and Wales on Tuesday a stronger band of rain will push North eastwards on Wednesday. Wales and the South West of England will be hardest hit by the downpours. The weather also looks unsettled going into the first week of May.