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Yellow weather warning of rain for the Midlands

Yellow weather warning of rain for the Midlands Credit: PA

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain for the Midlands this morning.

Large amounts of rain could fall in a short amount of time, possibly causing some disruption due to localised flooding.

Click here for the latest weather forecast.

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West Midlands weather: Brightening up later

Brightening up later Credit: Press Association

Brightening up today, but turning quite chilly tonight.

A cloudy start, with some rain probably still affecting eastern counties. It will turn brighter from the west, with the best of the sunshine through the afternoon. However, it will feel a little cooler than of late. Maximum temperature 19 deg C.

Tonight: Evening sunshine will give way to a dry night with prolonged clear periods, although a few fog patches may form by dawn. Turning chilly, especially in more rural locations. Minimum temperature 7 deg C.

Tomorrow: A chilly, but sunny start. Cloud will increase through the day, and while most places will remain dry, the odd shower is possible, and it will also become breezier. Maximum temperature 20 deg C.

Outlook: A few showers are possible on Monday and Tuesday, with perhaps a greater risk on Wednesday. Some sunshine in between, with temperatures taking a marked warming trend.

Tesco 'lightning strike' nothing more than burst pipe

The cause of an evacuation at a Tesco store on Saturday afternoon was a burst water pipe, the retailer has confirmed.

There were reports yesterday that lightning had struck the store causing water to pour in during heavy thunderstorms above the shop in Boston in Lincolnshire.

But Tesco say that it was in fact a water pipe that runs just below the roof that had burst. It happened in the late afternoon yesterday, and staff were able to clean up the water by 9pm, when the store reopened.

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Dog rescued after being left in hot car

Bulwell Police in Nottingham rescued the little dog after finding it in a hot car with no air and no water.

Health watchdog advice for staying safe in the sun

Public Health England has issued advice on how to stay safe over the next few days as a heatwaves sweeps across the region.

Temperatures are expected to soar into their thirties this week Credit: PA Wire

The watchdog says keeping safe in the sun is mostly common sense but warns the high temperatures can bring trouble for those with underlying health risks.

“Each year we hear stories of people who have fallen seriously ill because, even though it’s hotter they may wear clothes which are too warm for hot weather, they may not drink enough or just try to do too much," said Dr Angie Bone, head of Extreme Events at Public Health England.

Public Health England issued advice:

  • Look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
  • Drink plenty of water - sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated
  • Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • Open windows when it feels cooler outside and it’s safe to do so
  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
  • Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
  • If you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
  • Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
  • Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
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