Posted: Wed 21st Jun 2017

Met Office reissues yellow weather warning for severe thunderstorms in Flintshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jun 21st, 2017

The Met Office has reissued a weather alert as torrential downpours, frequent lightning, very large hail and strong gusts of wind are forecast to hit the region. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Much of north Wales, the north of England, the Midlands and Scotland will be hit by the stormy weather, forecasters do say many places will likely miss the worst of the storms and see little or no impact. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The warning in force between 10.55am Wednesday and 2am Thursday.

The Met Office says: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

‘There is a risk of more severe thunderstorms breaking out over parts of the Midlands, northern England and north Wales from late Wednesday afternoon onwards into Wednesday night, leading to torrential downpours, frequent lightning, very large hail and strong gusts of wind. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This could result in some disruption, more likely from late Wednesday afternoon, which may include sudden localised flooding of transport routes, homes and businesses. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Frequent lightning in association with the heaviest rain may also temporarily disrupt power supplies, whilst damage from large hail could occur on a very localised scale.’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

However, many places will likely miss the worst of the storms and see little or no impact. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Chief weather forecaster says;

The situation is very finely balanced and most places will see little or no severe weather. However, there is potential for severe thunderstorms developing from late Wednesday afternoon and through the first half of the night – the greatest risk across northern England and the north Midlands. This is an update to the original warning to shrink the yellow area slightly and increase the likelihood in the risk matrix. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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