14th December 2019

Yellow weather warning issued for Rain and Thunderstorms

A yellow weather warning has been issued, by the Met Office, for rain and potential thunderstorms for much of the south of the U.K.

The weather warning, which is effective from 2pm until 11pm (7th June), reads..

Whilst some places will escape them, some heavy thundery showers will break out during Friday afternoon and evening. Some of these showers will be quite prolonged. A few places may see 20 mm rain falling within an hour and some spots may receive as much as 30-40 mm in a few hours. Following a spell of rain earlier in the day, this may lead to spray and surface water flooding on some roads.

Possible impacts include..

  • Some flooding of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely