UK TREND : The public’s reaction to the thunderstorms in the UK
The Met Office has recently issued an amber thunderstorm warning encompassing the northwest of England and Wales due to the occurrence of flash floods and power disruptions across the country. Commuters returning home are encountering torrential downpours and difficult driving conditions, as certain roads are witnessing water accumulation of more than one foot.
Thunderstorms in the UK
Twitter users have made the hashtag #thunderstorms trending, as they share images and videos depicting the weather conditions in their localities. Particularly, scenes of the motorway have been widely shared, as they are causing significant challenges for travellers.
— Wirral Weather (@Wirral_Weather) June 12, 2023
— Myrtle (@Moaningmyrtle91) June 12, 2023
Individuals were taken aback by the sudden shift in weather during the summer season, finding themselves unexpectedly drenched with what felt like “ice cubes.”
— kathryn f (@kath79) June 12, 2023
Twitter users expressed their astonishment at the rapid weather transformation. A Buckingham resident captured a video of the stormy rain outside their local Tesco and shared, “It was sunny when I entered Tesco, but it turned into a monsoon when I came out. I only went in for two items!”
#thunderstorms #buckingham #Tescos around 4 ish today sunny when I went in – monsoon when I came out. I only went in for 2 items! 👀⚡️🌩⛈ #britishweather #GoodOldBritishWeather pic.twitter.com/DBmcPjmsKv
— Purdie (@purdiepickle) June 12, 2023
Twitter users were also actively sharing mesmerizing pictures of the lightning that occurred in various regions, including Blackpool.
— Stephen Cheatley Photo 📸 (@Stephencheatley) June 12, 2023
A different Twitter user shared a captivating image of the thunderstorm making its way through Lancashire.
— Jennifer Clough (@JClough20) June 12, 2023
A mesmerizing video circulated on social media, featuring security footage capturing the moment a lightning bolt struck a tree outside someone’s workplace.
— Ian©️ (@ianjames_) June 12, 2023
Amid the challenging weather conditions, certain individuals found humour in the situation, sharing videos of the “ice cube” rain along with captions like “Free ice cubes in London today.”
— Jason Olympics (@JasonOlympics) June 12, 2023
Twitter users have also taken to the platform to express their admiration for the rain and thunderstorm, particularly after enduring a heatwave in the UK over the past few days. One user, despite not typically being fond of thunderstorms, shared their perspective, stating, “The thunderstorm we experienced this afternoon was quite remarkable, to be honest. It had an epic feel to it.”
Thunderstorms and heavy rain hit parts of the UK
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