The met office has issued a amber (Danger to Life) weather warning tonight as Severe thunderstorms hit parts of the country.
- There is a chance that fast flowing/deep water could suddenly occur, bringing a danger to life and extensive flooding of homes and businesses.
- Damage to buildings/structures from lightning strikes, hail, strong winds may occur
- If flooding occurs, road closures with long delays and cancellations to bus and rail services are possible
- Rapidly changing, dangerous driving conditions from spray, sudden flooding, standing water and/or hail might occur
- Power and other essential services, such as gas, water, mobile phone service could be lost
- Communities might be completely cut off, perhaps for several days
- If flooding occurs, road closures, with long delays and cancellations to bus and rail services are possible
Metoffice said: Rainfall across Wales, north England and the West Midlands in particular remains intense and so the warning has been extended until midnight.