Yellow weather warning in place with thundery conditions forecast locally today
A yellow weather warning has been issued with thundery conditions expected today, Sunday, June 18.
It was a lively night in the area weather-wise, Deeside was jolted by a powerful thunderclap at around 12.40 am.
A video posted on a Hawarden Facebook group page captures the sound of a huge crack of thunder which appeared to set car alarms off.
Many commented on it being the loudest they had ever heard.
There was a cluster of strikes around Buckley, Ewloe and Shotton around the same time but the largest appeared to be over Deeside Industrial Estate as evidenced by the lightning strike map below.
A Met Office alert for thunderstorms is in place from midday and 11:59pm today, the warning states:
“The main likelihood of heavy showers and thunderstorms is during the afternoon and evening, with longer spells of thundery rain in places. Some places may miss most (or all) of the rain, but others could see 30 mm in an hour or less, and perhaps a few spots seeing 60 to 80 mm within 3 to 6 hours.”
“There is also the potential for frequent lightning, strong winds and hail.”
“While uncertainties remain regarding the extent and focus, it is perhaps areas from London northwards across the Midlands, eastern England, east Wales and southern areas of northern England, that currently seem most likely to see disruption.”
Looking at forecasts, Deeside can expect some thundery showers between 2pm and 6pm, rain will carry on into the evening.
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Chris Almond said: “Over the weekend we’ll be transitioning to a more unsettled regime for the UK, though temperatures will remain high and it’ll feel very humid for many.
“Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to become more frequent and impactful through the weekend, with the potential for associated hail, lightning and some gusty winds.
“There’s an ongoing likelihood of further warnings being issued and revised in the coming days, so keep an eye on the forecast for the latest outlook.” Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com