Heavy rain in London after lengthy heat wave

18 August 2022
2022-08-18 11:02

Londoners experienced sudden heavy rainfall on Wednesday following weeks of dry, hot weather. The Met Office, the U.K.'s national weather service has issued an amber weather warning for parts of south east England, warning of flooding in some areas. The government officially declared a drought across southern and central England last Friday amid one of the hottest and driest summers on record. The record-breaking heatwave this year has spurred calls for the government to speed up efforts to adapt to a changing climate.

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