Britain was hit by flash flooding in the run-up to two-week soaked and 100 mph storms

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Flash floods strike at the start of two-week weeks for Britain with storms of 60 mph, waves of 7 meters and even SNOW on the way

  • Britons brace for two more weeks of downpours and 100 mph storms before glimpsing the summer sun
  • Bolton was hit today by flash flooding with stranded cars and soggy gardens in the Horwich area
  • Featured on Monday’s national relaxation of restrictions, which finally allowed cafe visitors to enter and cinemas, museums and hotels welcome customers

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Britons will have to wait a little longer for a sweltering summer to start as a grim two-week week is expected to dampen the hospitality industry’s reopening.

After already experiencing the coldest April in nearly a century, the remainder of May is predicted to be hit by a series of eruptions, 60 mph storms, 25-foot waves pounding the southwest coast – and even snow in Scotland.

The Met Office warned that there had already been ‘many’ lightning strikes, showers and thunderstorms in Northern England and Southern Scotland today and that they would continue until tonight.

“Showers and a few thunderstorms will last for a while tonight, but will gradually diminish over time,” said a spokesman.

Photos show parts of Bolton were hit by flash flooding after the area saw heavy rains during the day.

City council urged people not to travel through Horwich, where a roundabout had been flooded and several cars left in the water.

Britons will have to wait a little longer for a sweltering summer to start as a grim two-week week is expected to dampen the hospitality industry’s reopening. Pictured: A cyclist navigating flash flooding in Horwich, Greater Manchester tonight

Photos show parts of Bolton were hit by flash flooding after the area saw heavy rains during the day.  The Met Office warned that there were already 'many' lightning strikes, showers and thunderstorms in the north of England today

Photos show parts of Bolton were hit by flash flooding after the area saw heavy rains during the day. The Met Office warned that there were already ‘many’ lightning strikes, showers and thunderstorms in the north of England today

City council urged people not to travel through Horwich, where a roundabout had been flooded and several cars left in the water.

City council urged people not to travel through Horwich, where a roundabout had been flooded and several cars left in the water.

Residents added that in places the water was almost ‘knee deep’ where some gardens were also submerged.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: ‘Our crews are currently responding to numerous reports of flooding in the Chorley New Road area of ​​Horwich, Bolton.

‘We’re working with @boltoncouncil @gmpolice to address it and protect residents. Please stay away. ‘

The scorching forecast means that Britons will shiver in summer with wet weather and cool highs next week – as forecasters called 2021 the ‘year without spring’.

With Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: ‘It’s quite shocking, with temperatures in the middle of the teen and rain over the next 14 days.

Wet and windy weather and big waves may be on the way. Such cool temperatures across Europe are incredible for late spring. ‘

Brian Gaze, weather forecaster, said, “It feels like we’ve barely had any spring this year – but shorter, warmer raids may be farther with subtropical skies.”

The Met Office weather maps show the flood sweeping through England and Wales this afternoon

The Met Office weather maps show the flood sweeping through England and Wales this afternoon

The temperature has risen to around 15C earlier in the day, but will drop to single digits tonight

The temperature has risen to around 15C earlier in the day, but will drop to single digits tonight

The scorching forecast means that Britons will also shiver into summer next week with wet weather and cool highs - as forecasters called 2021 the 'year without spring'.

The scorching forecast means Britons will shiver into summer with wet weather and cool highs next week too – as forecasters called 2021 the ‘year without spring’.

It comes as life gets one step closer to the norm tomorrow as more coronavirus restrictions are removed - allowing people to return to museums, theaters, cinemas and pubs, thankfully all indoors

It comes as life gets one step closer to the norm tomorrow as more coronavirus restrictions are removed – allowing people to return to museums, theaters, cinemas and pubs, thankfully all indoors

Ex-BBC and Met Office weathertrending forecaster John Hammond said: ‘Deep areas of low pressure will continue the wet tide – although occasional computer models show an influx of hot air from the south late in the month. 30C would be a real shock. ‘

But 30 ° C spells will finally blow from the south in June, cheering enduring sun worshipers.

Even if the mercury recovers to closer to normal, UK temperatures average around 7.1 ° C in April and May, which, according to Met Office figures, would be the coldest in 70 years since 1951.

It comes as life gets one step closer to the norm tomorrow as more coronavirus restrictions are removed – thankfully, people can all return indoors to museums, theaters, cinemas and pubs.

From Monday, groups of six or two households are allowed to come together indoors for the first time in months and overnight accommodation is also allowed.

Outside, the limit will rise to 30 in the main easing to date, while people can also fly overseas to green-listed countries.

There will be relief for the entertainment industry as cinemas and theaters can reopen if people wear masks and hotels and B & Bs that do not have self-catering facilities are allowed to open.

The much-criticized limit on the number of mourners at funerals will be lifted, while up to 30 people will be admitted to weddings and other life events.

The changes stem from concerns about the rising number of the Indian variant of Covid-19, with the government insisting that it is ‘not taking anything off the table’ in the fight against it.

Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked the public for their efforts, saying the infections are now at their “lowest level since July last year.”

He said, “The data now supports the move to step three in England from next Monday, May 17.”

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