Yellow warning for North West England – Thunderstorms

Between 12:00 (UTC+1) on Thu 30 Jun 2022 and 22:00 (UTC+1) on Thu 30 Jun 2022

Thunderstorms developing leading to disruption in a few places.

What to expect

  • Driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus
  • Delays to train services
  • Some short term loss of power and other services
  • Some flooding of a few homes and businesses, leading to some damage to buildings or structures
  • Some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes

Further details

Heavy showers will develop through the morning with isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. These will bring the potential for lightning, hail and heavy rain, with a few places seeing 10-20 mm of rain within an hour and a small chance of 40 mm in 2-3 hours. Showers are likely to weaken over parts of Wales and the southwest of England during Thursday evening but will persist longer in parts of central England and the Midlands.

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