Met Office issue another thunderstorm warning (updated)

The warning covers much of the country and predicts heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Heavy rain :

The Met Office has issued another severe weather warning (the last one didn’t really affect the Island) for thunderstorms. This one cover much of the country.

Valid from 00am on Monday 24th to 11.59pm on Tuesday 25th the warning reads:

Further thunderstorms, potentially severe, are likely, bringing a risk of flooding and disruption to travel.

What to expect

  • 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
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

Thunderstorms are expected across parts of England and Wales at times on Tuesday. Storms are likely to spread north from France early in the day, before developing more widely later. Whilst some places may miss storms altogether, where they do develop 20-30 mm of rain could fall in one hour, with a few spots perhaps seeing as much as 40-60 mm in one hour, which is very unusual for the UK. Large hail, lightning and gusty winds are also likely.

To stay up to date with the warning visit the Met Office Website.

Monday's warning

Image: N Tackaberry under CC BY 2.0

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 10:51am



Filed under: Flooding, Island-wide, Isle of Wight News, Rain, Top story, Weather

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