Flash Flooding in the North West theWeather Club Thu, 01/08/2019 - 12:29

Heavy rain in the north west has left people stranded, blocked roads and rail lines, and caused damage to properties. Thundery downpours have also caused flooding and transport problems across parts of western Scotland.

Hot weather on the way

Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-30°C's next week and while this is very hot weather for the UK, it's not technically a heatwave as theWeather Club explains.

Here in the UK, there is no official definition of a 'heatwave'. Instead, the definition comes from the World Meteorological Organisation who define a heatwave as "when the daily maximum temperature exceeds the average by 5°C for more than five consecutive days."