Met Office issues thunderstorm warning for whole of Yorkshire next week

Yorkshire has been told to brace itself for potential thunderstorms which could lead to flooding at the start of next week.

Friday, 7th August 2020, 1:15 pm
Updated Friday, 7th August 2020, 1:28 pm

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the whole of the UK, which is in place for all of Monday and Tuesday (August 10 and 11).

There is "significant uncertainty in location and timing" of the thunderstorms according to forecasters, who have warned of flooding.

The yellow weather warning means there heavy rain could cause flooding, disruption to transport and power cuts.

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The Met Office is warning of thuderstorms across Yorkshire on Monday and Tuesday

The heavy rain will come off the back of what is expected to be the hottest weekend of the year, with temperatures expected to reach more than 30 degrees on Friday and Saturday (August 7 and 8), potentially reaching 37 degrees in London.

The yellow weather warning says:

- There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes and large hail.

- Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to public transport.

- Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and increased chance of accidents.

- 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 fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life

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