The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across London following a mini heat wave.
Yellow warnings are in place for the area as the Met Office warns thunderstorms will cause “flooding and disruption”.
Warnings are in place across much of the East of England and the whole of the capital is set to see thunder.
The office put the warning in place from 7 p.m. today (May 18) until 3 a.m. tomorrow morning (May 19).
Yellow thunderstorm warning affecting London and South East England https://t.co/ndyJsIugWS pic.twitter.com/zXsODa6S80
— Met Office – SE England (@metofficeSEEng) May 18, 2022
What to expect from a thunderstorm weather warning in London:
- Sea spray and flash flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- In the event of flooding or lightning, there is a risk of delays and cancellations of train and bus services, as well as possible power cuts
- There is a small chance that homes and businesses will be flooded, with damage from floodwater or lightning.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Showers and developing thunderstorms are expected to intensify in parts of the warning area throughout the evening, before easing eastwards after midnight.
“Many places are likely to avoid the heaviest rains and thunderstorms, but others could experience torrential downpours and frequent lightning, while large hail and strong gusty winds may also affect a few places.”
Check to see the full report via the Met Office.
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This notice was published: 2022-05-18 09:00:32