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Met Office issues yellow weather warning of thunderstorms and heavy rain which could cause ‘power cuts’

by LLB Reporter
16th Aug 22 12:07 pm

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for thunderstorms and “power cuts might occur” over the next 48 hours across much of England and Wales.

The yellow weather warning is in place from 11:59pm on Tuesday evening which applies to England and in Scotland this will be in place until the end of the day.

The South West and South East are being told to expect “thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain will develop quite widely across much of England and Wales.”

Forecasters also warned that there could be “flooding of home and businesses” which could happen very “quickly.”

The Met Office said, “The extent of these thunderstorms will be more widespread than on Monday, though some spots will still miss storms and remain dry.

“20-30 mm of rain is possible within an hour, but where areas of thundery rain become slow-moving, some places could see 60 mm in less than three hours.

“There is a chance that higher totals could occur in a few spots over the course of the day.

“Hail and frequent lightning are likely additional hazards for some places.

“There remains some uncertainty at this stage in regional and county level focus.”

Warning of floods, Met Office forecaster Dan Stroud explained, “Rain from really intense downpours will be unable to soak into the baked ground quickly.”

He added, “It’s very difficult for the water to actually get in because it has to force the air out of the soil.

“So dry ground gets very quickly overwhelmed, and we then get surface run-off.”

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