On Monday, flash flooding was seen in components of southern England, notably London, because of a converging line of slow-moving thunderstorms.
They introduced torrential rain, with almost 50mm seen at Kew Gardens over a brief house of time.
The convective nature of the rainfall – made by heat air rising and cooling and condensing – meant it was intense and short-lived.
In the meantime the identical situations larger up within the ambiance that led to the UK’s thunderstorms took a slow-moving climate entrance throughout central Europe.
That in flip led to extra persistent heavy rain, with native thundery downpours affecting western Germany, japanese France, Belgium, Luxenberg and Switzerland over the previous few days.
In response to the Met Workplace, 50-100mm of rain has been seen extensively there, with Aachen-Orsbach in western Germany getting about 150mm.
There was important flooding, with studies that some rivers exceeded earlier data by no less than 2m.
There’s extra moist climate to return: 30-60mm of rain is feasible within the subsequent day or so for these central components of Europe, however a lot much less is forecast there for the weekend.
Additional east throughout Europe, together with southern and japanese Germany, thunderstorms will stay a danger for the remainder of the week, with extreme storms bringing the danger of torrential rain, hail, frequent lightning and robust winds.
Many areas will miss the worst of the storms, however the place they do happen, flash flooding is a priority.
Warnings are in place.
By Monday, the south and east of Europe seem most susceptible to torrential downpours.