'Update your website!' Fury as Met Office and BBC Weather predictions disappoint in UK


The Met Office issued an amber alert on Wednesday morning for thunderstorms across the southeast of England, including parts of the capital. The warning stretched from Suffolk through Essex and the east of Greater London, down to Kent.

It covered the counties through to Brighton, reaching across to Portsmouth.

A yellow warning for thunderstorms covered a larger area of the southeast, beginning in Norfolk.

It covers parts of Oxfordshire, Somerset and stretches down to Devon.

But some Britons have called the accuracy of the predictions into question, as the forecasted rain fails to materialise.

One Twitter user, @mamamoose_be, tweeted: “Is it going to start raining at any point here (London) @metoffice or were all these warnings a big fib?

“Where is the rain?”

Fellow social media user @jasmine45637909 added: “We were promised rain in SE London – where we really need it – and not a drop.

“Back to the rain dancing!”

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The Met Office said there could be a “danger to life” in extreme circumstances of deep water.

It warned: “Flooding of homes and businesses is likely and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

“Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life.

“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely.

It warned: “Flooding of homes and businesses is likely and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

“Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life.

“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely.

“Spray and sudden flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“Some communities [are] likely to become cut off if roads flood.

“Power cuts likely to occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.”

The yellow thunderstorm warning will remain in place until 23.59 on Wednesday evening, with the amber alert expiring at 22.00.



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