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Met Office issue Warning for Thunderstorms today

The UK Met Office have issued a warning of Thunderstorms affecting Southern areas of the UK over the next few hours.

The warning issued this morning reads:

A band of thunderstorms will move quickly eastwards, perhaps leading to some localised disruption.

What to expect

  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
  • 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 of some damage to trees and buildings, such as fallen branches and tiles blown from roofs

A band of heavy showers and thunderstorms will move quickly eastwards today giving a period of intense rain and perhaps 15-20 mm of rain in a few places in an hour or less. These may be accompanied by lightning, hail and strong winds with a low risk that some places could see gusts of 50 mph.

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