The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in our area this evening and overnight (23rd July). Scattered thunderstorms are expected to affect parts of south-west and southern England this evening, moving north quickly across the UK overnight, clearing Scotland and eastern England by mid-morning on Wednesday. Although some places will miss the thunderstorms altogether, where they do occur there is the potential for frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds, as well as sudden downpours in a few places.
What to expect
There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
There is a small chance of damage to property from lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
There is a small chance of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures
There is a small chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus