Thousands of rowdy teenagers were left stranded in Scotland last night after the booze-fuelled Buckfast beach party in Ayrshire, because of a signalling fault.
Trains running from Troon beach to Glasgow were cancelled in the evening but more than 2,000 youths had descended on the Scottish coast for an impromptu Buckfast party as temperatures soared across the country – hitting highs of 81.14F (27.3 C).
Families were left furious after being stranded with ‘drunk’ teenagers, many of whom spent the day drinking on the sand.
Many took to social media to ask ScotRail why the situation was not better controlled while images have emerged of huge swarms of teenagers attempting to get into the closed station in Ayr.
Kirsty Murray said: ‘Totally understand signalling problems can’t be helped but I was standing at station today with 3 children and platform was chaos while all your colleagues stood on the other EMPTY platform not giving a care for safety or everyone in the platform. Total scandalous!’
The train station close to Troon Beach in Ayr was blocked off as thousands of teens attempted to make their way home from the ‘Buckfast beach party’
Platforms were heaving as teenagers attempted to make their way home from the party on Troon Beach in Ayr. It is believed around 2,000 attended
One man referenced the shocking scenes.
He said on Twitter: ‘Delighted to have made it out of alive, all cancelled now. Never again.’
Earlier in the day families reported how they got off trains because rowdy teenagers were smoking, swearing, drinking and being abusive.
James Cassidy said: ‘Had the journey from hell today. Weather forecast was nice for so we headed down to find carriages jam packed withfoul mouthed passengers who don’t seem to know how to behave on public transport.
‘There needs to be BTP Scotland present on every train on this route.’
The area outside the train station was packed as trains to Glasgow were delayed and cancelled on bank holiday Monday
Another woman said the roads were in chaos as a result.
She said: ‘Bumper to bumper the entire way from Ayr to Glasgow on the A/M77.
‘Think the trains have broken down on the day every single person thought it would be original to go to the beach on a bank holiday.’
Mounted police patrolled throngs of noisy teens while a number of youths were escorted off the beach by police and at least one 15-year-old was arrested.
Loud music and Buckfast were reported at the scene, just one day after a 16-year-old boy was rushed to hospital with leg injuries following unconfirmed reports of a stabbing at the same beach.
Britain’s temperature soared to 81.14F (27.3 C) today, tempting thousands out onto beaches and parks all over the country with temperatures reaching 25 and 26C in most of Britain.
Soaring temperatures: Police grapple with a sun burnt youth on Troon beach as hot weather brought thousands to the coast
Soaring temperatures lured sun-seekers to the beach at Troon, but police were also at the scene policing the crowds
Mounted police were even deployed to the scene as teens were seen drinking Buckfast and listening to loud music
Police were seen restraining a youth during the enormous impromptu beach party at Troon, Ayrshire, south-west Scotland
But there was a stark contrast between temperature in the south and east of the country on Monday, with the eastern coast plagued by heavy mist and cloud, keeping temperatures cooler at about 13C.
The weekend also saw thunderstorms and flash flooding and a yellow weather warning is still in place until 10pm tonight across parts of Wales and southern England.
People enjoy the hot weather at Potters Field Park, London, as Britons could see the hottest day of the year this Bank Holiday Monday
Today could be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures expected to soar to 84F (29C) in Britain – after the weekend saw the country hit by 67,000 lightning bolts and flooding. Pictured is Lyme Regis beach, Dorset
People enjoy the hot weather in Victoria Park, east London, as Britons could see the hottest day of the year this bank holiday Monday
People cool off in the sea at Blackpool beach, as Britons could see the hottest day of the year this bank holiday Monday
A lightning bolt destroyed the roof of a house during a storm which left one man dead this Bank Holiday weekend.
Heavy thunderstorms and torrential downpours saw much of the West Midlands submerged in water up to 5ft deep.
The Black Country saw the worst of the weather with two homes struck by lightning and one man sadly dying after his car became trapped in flood water.
Pictures taken show the devastation inflicted by one lightning strike last night.
The roof of the home in in Benton Crescent in Bloxwich was completely destroyed.
Surprised neighbours reported seeing smoke billowing over homes in the residential street.
A lightning bolt has destroyed the roof of a house during a storm which left one man dead this Bank Holiday weekend
Heavy thunderstorms and torrential downpours saw much of the West Midlands submerged in water up to 5ft deep
Debris piles up on the ground outside the scene of the lightning strike in Benton Crescent, Walsall
Damage done: A view from inside the house where lightening burned a large hole in the roof in Walsall
Firefighters attended the incident and made the area secure by pulling down some loose sections of the rood around the original hole.
Nobody is understood to have been injured as a result of the lightning strikes.
And lightning struck twice in Black Country on the same night.
Just down the road, a separate strike punched a hole was through the roof of another home, smashing light switches and leaving the home without power this morning.
In Warwickshire, the fire service said five properties were struck by lightning in the early hours of Sunday, while in Dawlish, Devon, a telephone box burst into flames after a BT pole was hit on Saturday evening.
A man in his 80s died after his vehicle was submerged in flash flooding. Police were called to Lichfield Road, Walsall, just after 2am today to reports that a car had entered the water.
The victim, who is believed to be in his 80s, was taken to hospital but pronounced dead a short time later. His next of kin have been informed.
Chief Inspector, Paul Ditta, from West Midlands Police, said: ‘Our thoughts are with the family of the man who died today.
‘There are a number of roads affected across the region that have been badly affected by the flooding.
‘Many people will be heading away for the half term break and I’d urge people to take care on the roads and allow extra time to travel.’
Torrential rain and multiple lightning strikes also created mayhem in Milton Keynes, Bucks, early this morning with almost a dozen people being rescued from flood-swamped cars and a hospital emergency department hit by the deluge.
Residents on Sir Johns Road in Selly Oak, Birmingham had to be rescued by firefighters using boats following flash floods
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service received more than 200 appeals for help from hundreds of 999 callers whose homes were flooded or who were trapped in deep floodwater.
Fire appliances from across the county, backed up by crews from Berkshire and Oxfordshire, rushed to the new town and began rescues, carrying householders to safety and pulling others from their flooded vehicles.
Incredibly no-one was injured in the four hour storm which, at its height, had 26 frontline fire engines tackling incidents across Milton Keynes.
Controllers had to call for assistance as more than 200 calls hit their switchboard between 8pm Sunday evening and 1.30am today. In a normal shift they would expect to answer just two 999 calls to Milton Keynes in the same period.
A spokesman for the Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘We received more than 200 calls for assistance after a storm struck Milton Keynes.
Many took advantage of the hot weather this Bank Holiday by tanning themselves on the water at Loch Morlich near Aviemore
Summer, aged three, plays on an inflatable crocodile in the sea at Blackpool beach on what could be the hottest day of the year so far
‘Crews rescued five people who were trapped in vehicles on the road between Olney and Stoke Goldington. One man was rescued from the roof of his car by swift-water rescue technicians wearing drysuits and buoyancy aids.
‘Three women and a man were rescued from a second car at the same location.
‘Portable pumps were used to help remove floodwater which affected the A&E and Paediatrics departments of Milton Keynes University Hospital, and crews also assisted with a salvage operation,’ said the spokesman.
‘A large number of members of the public were assisted from their properties by crews following flooding in Coffee Hall and Stoke Goldington. Residents were evacuated to nearby halls.
‘Crews were also called to a commercial building fire in Bletchley, which was confirmed to be a false alarm, and a vehicle on fire in the Drayton Parslow area. There were also a number of reports of lightning strikes which fortunately did not develop into larger incidents.’
And thunderstorms and heavy downpours also hit other parts of the country on Sunday, causing severe flooding that left major routes into Birmingham impassable because of water up to 5ft deep. More than a month’s rainfall deluged parts of the city in just one hour.
Sunseekers were pictured on beaches and parks (pictured, Hyde Park, London) all across the country to enjoy the warm weather on bank holiday Monday
The River Cam (pictured) in Cambridge was packed full with visitors trying to soak up the heat this Bank Holiday Monday
Thousands of visitors flocked to Blackpool today, as the bank holiday looks to be one of the hottest on record
Sunseekers were pictured on beaches all across the country to enjoy the warm weather on bank holiday Monday. Pictured is Lyme Regis beach in Dorset today
Cooling off: People take advantage of the sunny weather and hire boats in Hyde Park, London, this afternoon
The Met Office said temperatures could hit highs of 28C (82F) or 29C (84F) in the South East (pictured, Dorset today), potentially surpassing the 2018 record of 29.1C on April 19 in St James’ Park, central London
Londoners and tourists enjoy warm sunny weather in Londons Hyde Park this morning as the capital wakes up to humid conditions
Thousands of people enjoy the warm weather and sunshine with a dip in the sea at Blackpool beach this afternoon
Warm weather has been forecast across the country today along with weather warnings of heavy rain and floods. Pictured is Hyde Park in London this afternoon
Feeding time: A woman feeds a swan in London’s Hyde Park as temperatures soar across the country on bank holiday Monday
Shocking moment a reckless basejumper threw himself off a cliff on to a packed beach as hundreds of Bank Holiday beach goers watched in horror
This is the shocking moment a reckless basejumper put his own and many other lives in danger by throwing himself off a cliff on to a packed beach today.
Hundreds of Bank Holiday beach goers watched on in horror as the man plummeted from the 150ft cliff made famous by the hit ITV drama Broadchurch in West Bay, Dorset.
It took just six seconds for him to land on the shingle beach among the sunbathers, falling at 25ft a second.
The basejumper, who is believed to be in his 20s, then gathered his equipment and fled the area.
This is the shocking moment a reckless basejumper put his own and many other lives in danger by throwing himself off a cliff on to a packed beach today
A second, older man was stood with the basejumper on top of the cliff and held his parachute before letting go.
Photographer Graham Hunt said he couldn’t believe his eyes when the basejumper descended from the cliff on to the masses below at about 1.50pm.
He said: ‘I can’t believe I’ve just seen a basejumper leap off that cliff on one of the busiest days of the year when there are hundreds of people sunbathing on and walking along the beach.
‘If he had slightly caught the wind or misjudged it he could easily have landed on the people below. It was a ridiculous thing to do and everyone was in shock because it was just so dangerous, it was Bank Holiday madness.’
It took just six seconds for him to land on the shingle beach among the sunbathers, falling at 25ft a second. The basejumper, who is believed to be in his 20s, then gathered his equipment and fled the area
The 180 million year sandstone cliffs form part of Britain’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast but they are prone to regular and sudden rockfalls.
In 2012 holidaymaker Charlotte Blackman, 22, was crushed to death under a 400-tonne rockfall further along the beach.
Jake Lanning, of West Bay coastguard, said basejumping was not illegal but needed to be done ‘with due consideration to other members of the public’.
He said: ‘The Jurassic Coast is a wonderful place to come and visit but these cliffs are prone to rockfalls.
‘Basejumping is not illegal providing the jumper has permission from the landowner but it should be done with consideration to other members of the public.
Hundreds of Bank Holiday beach goers watched on in horror as the man plummeted from the 150ft cliff made famous by the hit ITV drama Broadchurch in West Bay, Dorset
‘The low height of these cliffs being about 150ft means there is a very narrow margin of error.’
Ian Guy, Maritime Operations Controller for HM Coastguard, said: ‘West Bay is a beautiful part of our coastline and everyone should be free to enjoy it safely.
‘Jumping off a cliff and landing on a busy beach in the middle of a sunny bank holiday is extremely irresponsible and could easily have caused injury to members of the public or the base jumpers themselves.
‘The base jumpers were also standing right on the edge of unstable cliffs, which equally could have caused injury or worse to the people sitting beneath the cliffs.
‘Please act sensibly along the cliffs and on the beach, considering the safety of others as well as yourself.
‘If you or someone else is in difficulty along the coast or at sea please call 999 and ask for the coastguard.’
Photographer Graham Hunt said he couldn’t believe his eyes when the basejumper descended from the cliff on to the masses below at about 1.50pm
Visitors to Cambridge make the most of the warm Bank Holiday weather by taking to the River Cam in punts and canoes
Londoners and tourists enjoy warm sunny weather in London’s Hyde Park this morning as the capital wakes up to warm humid conditions
Chloe Bailey and Betsy McKenzie, both 20, have some fun in the sun on scorching bank holiday Monday on Bournemouth beach
People enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth Beach, in Dorset, as Britons could see the hottest day of the year
A woman takes advantage of the sunny weather to pose for a photo in Hyde Park, London, this afternoon
Londoners and tourists enjoy the warm weather in London’s Hyde Park as the country basks in glorious sunshine today
Lyme Regis beach in Dorset proved extremely popular with guests taking advantage of the hot weather this Bank Holiday
Meanwhile, 20 people had to be rescued from a double decker bus on Pershore Road, Birmingham, and many others were rescued from their cars and homes.
The Environment Agency has more than 20 flood warnings – including four red ‘immediate action’ notices – and more than 40 flood alerts in place covering much of Central England.
Moment reckless youths decide to jump from Detroit Bridge in Salford Quays, Manchester
These youths decided to take advantage of the sunny weather in a more unusual and reckless way than those lying on a beach or tanning in a park.
Photographs captured the moment two people decide to jump from Detroit Bridge in Salford Quays, Manchester.
Temperatures could reach 84F (29C) in Britain – after the weekend saw the country hit by 67,000 lightning bolts and flooding.
Detroit Bridge sits at ten metres tall above deck level. The 80-metre long former railway swing bridge, built in 1941, used to carry part of the Manchester Ship Canal Railway, the largest private railway in the UK.
In the pictures, one part of the daring duo can be seen leaning slightly over the bridge in order to look out at what he will soon be hurling towards.
Then in the second image the youth takes a giant leap off the structure’s edge and falls towards the river in a dangerous display.
Not wanting to be out done, his friend soon jumps in after him and holds his hands out seemingly trying to prepare for his harsh landing in the body of water.
A yellow weather warning for rain is also in place from the afternoon for large swathes of East Anglia, the South East including London, the South West and Wales.
Forecasters said a site at Winterbourne, in Edgbaston, recorded 2.2ins of rainfall in just one hour on Sunday afternoon, and 3.1ins in a 12-hour period.
Police were called to Lichfield Road, Walsall, just after 2am today to reports that a car had entered the water (left). Today could be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures expected to soar to 84F (29C) in Britain – after the weekend saw the country hit by 67,000 lightning bolts and flooding (left, Brimingham)
Members of the Technical Rescue Unit of West Midlands Fire Service with a boat after more than a month’s rainfall deluged parts of Birmingham in just one hour on Sunday
People clearing up on bank holiday Monday after flash floods in Forth Avenue, Selly Park, Birmingham. Flash floods have hit the streets of the Birmingham after a storm dropped a month’s rainfall in one hour
Thunderstorms and heavy downpours swept across the country on Sunday, causing severe flooding that left a major routes into Birmingham impassable because of water up to 5ft deep. Pictured are people clearing up on bank holiday Monday after flash floods in Forth Avenue in Selly Park
Flash floods in Sir John’s Road, Selly Park, Birmingham on Sunday. Homes were flooded and car were drowned in Harborne, Edgbaston and Selly Oak
Residents on Sir Johns Road in Selly Oak, Birmingham had to be rescued by firefighters using boats as one red Ford Focus was pictured close to being engulfed by the rising waters
Thunderstorms and heavy downpours swept across the country on Sunday, causing flash flooding that left a major route into Birmingham impassable because of water up to 5ft deep
As torrential rain fell in Birmingham last night many roads became unpassable due to flooding
The monthly average for the West Midlands region in May is 2.1ins, meteorologist Craig Snell said.
But he said the torrential rain had been ‘very localised’, pointing out that another site 10 miles away at Coleshill recorded just 0.1ins of rain in 12 hours.
A yellow weather warning for rain remained in place as thunderstorms were forecast to roll south through Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire overnight.
The Environment Agency has more than 20 flood warnings – including four red ‘immediate action’ notices – and more than 40 flood alerts in place covering much of Central England
But today saw less chance of thunderstorms and rain. Traffic hotspots are expected to include the M25 between Gatwick Airport and the M1, the M3 south west of London, the M4 west of London and between Cardiff and Swansea, and the A47 Swaffham to Great Yarmouth.
Mr Snell said: ‘We won’t see the scenes we saw the other night. There could be a few very short-lived thunderstorms but overall it will be a much quieter night.’
Southern England was struck by lightning between 15,000 and 20,000 times on Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Mr Snell said: ‘It all depends how much cloud develops. There’s a chance we could see the warmest day of the year. It will be quite widely into the 20s across many parts of the UK. For a bank holiday Monday, it’s not looking too bad.
‘Further thundery downpours might appear in the late afternoon – not everyone will see them but if you do see one they could be quite nasty. The areas worst hit on Sunday might escape.’
Scotland would see the most prolonged sunshine, he said, but most areas would start dry and cloud cover quickly burn off.
Pictured: Storms over the Isle of Wight. A cluster of 17 flood alerts has been issued for parts of the Thames Valley, while West Midlands and Bedfordshire fire services warned motorists of the risks of driving on flood-hit roads
The 62,000 strikes contained 15million kWh of energy – enough to boil water for 600million cups of tea, lightning and energy data showed. Pictured: Storms over the Isle of Wight
Despite the ominous yellow weather warnings and rumbling across the south, the UK could be set for the hottest day of year tomorrow, with the sun reemerging in time for Bank Holiday barbecues, all day drinking and al fresco dining
Residents in Birmingham were caught in flash floods as torrential rain poured down across the Midlands, while crowds descended on Weymouth beach in the South East as families raced to secure prime sun bathing real estate.
More than 62,000 lightning bolts blitzed Britain in the ‘lightning show of a lifetime’. Thunderstorms will return today but are not expected to be as strong, making way tonight for a sunny Bank Holiday Monday at 84F (29C).
Lightning hit the south east before midnight with thunderstorms then striking Wales and the rest of England in the early hours of today.
One house in Stanway, Essex, had its roof completely destroyed when it was struck by lightning and erupted in flames.
Passengers were left stranded on planes for hours at Stansted airport after flights were cancelled and grounded following a lightning strike hitting a fuel tank.
Scotland and Northern Ireland escaped the worst of the bad weather, however temperatures are still expected to reach 77F (25C) in the South East.
Britons have been sweltering in 80F heat yesterday with clear skies and stifling humidity replacing last night’s lightning strikes – but the Met Office have warned to baton down the hatches tonight as more thunderstorms loom
Residents in Birmingham were caught in flash floods as torrential rain poured down across the Midlands but the wet weather failed to put a dampener on the spirits of some Pride festival goers
One house (pictured) in Stanway, Essex, had its roof completely destroyed when it was struck by lightning and erupted in flames
On arrival fire crews discovered that the ‘entire roof of the detached building was alight’ and had to spend three hours at the property
The roof has been destroyed while most of the house itself has also been affected by fire damage. No-one was in the property at the time of the lightning strike and it is believed the home owners are on holiday
Lightning dramatically hit The Shard in London in the early hours of this morning as the Bank Holiday weather took a turn for the worse with heavy rain
At least 17million journeys are expected to be taken over the long weekend but plans to enjoy outdoor barbecues could be hit by more potential thunderstorms. Pictured: Lightning strikes on Kent Coast
A fantastic display of lightning has taken place above the skies of Birmingham in the West Midlands whilst heavy rains soaked the area
Amazing images show the true power of storm clouds that passed over Birmingham. The lightning lasted for hours over Saturday night into Sunday morning whilst rain lashed down soaking anyone who could not get to cover
Pictured: Lightning strikes above Wembley Stadium in London (left) and over Northolt in west London (right)
A deluge hit the south east before midnight with showers or longer spells of rain promised for Wales and central and southern England today. Pictured: This bolt found its target on the outskirts of the City of London
The crew of the RNLI station at Tower Hill posted this photograph on Twitter showing these dramatic scenes last night
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service sent three vehicles to attend the fire in Stanway last night at 1:38am after lightning hit the roof of a property.
On arrival fire crews discovered that the ‘entire roof of the detached building was alight’ and had to spend three hours at the home.
No-one was in the property at the time of the lightning strike and it is believed the home owners are on holiday. The roof has been destroyed while most of the house itself has also been affected by fire damage.
The 62,598 lightning bolts that hit Britain in a 24-hour period recorded until 9am today is 20 times more than an average lightning storm’s 3,000 strikes, Met Office data shows.
Weather experts said it the best lightning storm of their lifetime. BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker tweeted: ‘Mother of all #thunderstorms now over London. Oh boy! This is utterly insane.’
He added: ‘That was one adrenaline-gagging-meteorologically-sickening-bonkers-conkers-electrifying sky show. I’ve never seen a storm with such frequent lightning in my life.’
The London Fire Brigade said it had taken more than 500 weather-related calls as the warm and humid bank holiday weather broke down into an ‘utterly intense’ storm.
In Warwickshire, the fire service said five properties were struck by lightning in the early hours of Sunday, while in Dawlish, Devon, a telephone box burst into flames after a BT pole was hit on Saturday evening.
A cluster of 17 flood alerts has been issued for parts of the Thames Valley, while West Midlands and Bedfordshire fire services warned motorists of the risks of driving on flood-hit roads.
Western Power Distribution said nearly 1,000 properties had been left without power across the Midlands, with the majority of outages down to lightning.
The 62,000 strikes contained 15million kWh of energy – enough to boil water for 600million cups of tea, lightning and energy data showed.
Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead reveals her daughter India’s nursery is ‘ruined’ after her London home floods during thunder storm
Damage: Binky Felstead have revealed the devastating effect Saturday night’s thunder storms had on her London home
Binky Felstead, 27, has revealed the devastating effect Saturday night’s thunder storms had on her London home.
The former Made In Chelsea star shared photos on Instagram on Sunday of flood damage at the house she shares in the capital with her partner Josh Patterson and their daughter India, eleven months.
Binky told fans her daughter’s nursery is ‘ruined’ after water flooded into the lower floor of the property during the ‘mother of all thunderstorms’ across the country on Saturday.
Binky has been holidaying on the Isle of Wight with her daughter and friends over the weekend, while Josh is working on a photoshoot in Capri, Italy.
While the family have been away though, their recently renovated house has suffered severe damage.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday afternoon, Binky shared a happy snap of her daughter India playing in the sunshine on holiday, only to reveal in the caption the ‘nightmare’ that awaited them back home.
‘At least someone has no idea of the nightmare that’s going on back at ours … her nursery is ruined as is all of the bottom floor of our place. Thank you for that last nights storm.’
In photos of the house shared on her Instagram stories, thick black mud and water can be seen covering the floor of the hallway and India’s room, with the carpet and the tot’s toys destroyed.
Binky captioned one of the photos: ‘Happy bank holiday to me,’ while the nursery snap was accompanied by the words: ‘Cheers to last night’s storm.’
The reality star also took to Twitter to plead with Thames Water to help her, sending the message: ‘Sorry @thameswater getting worried no one is going to show up … can you let me know how long you’re going to be to sort this out.’
A representative for Binky has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Binky previously revealed that she completed work on India’s nursery a matter of days before her daughter’s birth on June 12 last year.
Ruined: The former Made In Chelsea star shared photos on Instagram on Sunday of flood damage at the house she shares in the capital with her partner Josh Patterson and their daughter India, eleven months
Met Office forecaster Emma Salter said: ‘Thunderstorms looked widespread in the South, before becoming fewer on Monday.
‘It will feel really warm, and muggy and humid. 29C is a 40 per cent chance on Monday or Tuesday, with 27C still being seen on Wednesday.
‘Bizarrely, hot air is coming to us from Scandinavia – and we never normally say that.
‘It would have been bitterly cold a couple of months ago. But now the landmass has heated up with highs 10C above average in Scandinavia, with their air coming to us via Denmark.’
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: ‘Beating 29.1C for the hottest day of the year is possible.’
A Big Issue seller braves the bank holiday rain in a wetsuit and a pair of flippers during the Hay Festival in Hay on Wye, in South Wales
Britain’s bank holiday weekend has been rudely interrupted by torrential rain, thunder and a spectacular display of lightning. Pictured: This fork of lightning stretched across the sky towards the city of London
There were incredible scenes over the City of London with lightning streaking across the darkened skies