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Yellow weather warnings in place for ‘lightning, hail, thunder and heavy downpoours’

by LLB staff reporter
1st May 24 2:33 pm

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms in parts of England and Wales.

Heavy rain is forecast to hit the south west and Wales from 8pm on Wednesday until 8am on Thursday morning, the south east of England will be hit by the storms from 11pm until 6am.

The short period of sunny weather will end and there are warnings for “some flooding” which could lead to travel disruptions.

The Met Office said, “Thunderstorms are likely at times later this evening and overnight, leading to travel disruption and some flooding.”

Flooding could “lead to difficult driving condition and some road closures.”

They added, “Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

“There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.”

Nicola Maxey, spokeswoman for the Met Office said, “We have a weather front moving north, coming up across the south west, and then later in the evening we have some air pushing in from the near continent, so two discrete weather systems.

“So some potentially heavier rain more widespread with the threat of thunderstorms and then the air from the near continent into the south east and up across London and further north again bringing the risk of thunderstorms, perhaps more isolated thunderstorms.

“Those bring the risk of lightning, hail, thunder, obviously, and isolated heavy downpours.”

Maxey added, “Elsewhere, there is certainly drier weather in the north and it is trending warmer.”

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