UK weather: Met Office issues yellow thunderstorm warning with up to 30mm of rain in an hour possible | UK News
Parts of England face washout with yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms issued across England, Wales and Northern Ireland tonight.
The Met Office warning will apply from 8pm tonight to 4am on Monday and cover parts of London, the south, south west, Midlands, plus Wales and Northern Ireland.
Some areas could see between 20mm and 30mm of rain in less than an hour, the Met Office warned.
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Frequent lightning, hail and strong winds are forecast to be accompanied by stronger thunderstorms, particularly in south-west England and Wales.
Motorists have been warned to prepare for tougher driving conditions affected by hail and standing water on the road, while commuters can also expect delays on roads. train service.
Storms can flood homes and buildings, and property is also at risk of damage and short-term power cuts from lightning strikes and strong winds.
Heavy showers and thunderstorms were initially expected across south-west England on Sunday before moving north through parts of Wales and Northern Ireland.
They are expected to clean up in the early hours of Monday morning.
A separate area of thunderstorms is also likely to develop across south-central England on Sunday before crossing north into the Midlands.
And it looks like wet weather will continue, with low pressure – bringing unsettled conditions – likely dominating next week’s forecast.
The Met Office’s deputy chief meteorologist, Jason Kelly, said the forecast for the day was still uncertain, but added: “Overall, every day there’s a chance of showers or longer spells of rain for many areas. area across the country.
“It is more likely that the showers that last longer will bring the risk of thunderstorms.
“And in some areas, mostly possibly the southwest, total precipitation will increase for the week.”