Following a week-long heatwave in September, the Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for the region from 2pm to 11.59pm on Sunday September 10.
Residents should expect slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms, which may cause localized flooding.
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⚠️Yellow weather warning issued ⚠️
Thunderstorms for Northern Ireland, northern parts of England and Wales and southern Scotland
Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m
— Met Office (@metoffice) September 9, 2023
The Met Office has warned that flooding of some homes and businesses may be possible, resulting in damage to buildings and structures.
Due to the expected heavy rain, driving conditions may also deteriorate, requiring motorists to exercise caution while driving.
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The meteorologist added: “An area of thunderstorms is expected to develop over parts of England and Wales on Sunday and then spread north and northeast into Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland.”
“Some large areas of rain are likely, but many parts will only see moderate amounts of rainfall. However, embedded intense rainfall can bring some very large amounts of rainfall, with 30-50mm possible in an hour or less and perhaps 70mm or more in a few hours for unfortunate locations.
“At the same time, frequent lightning and large hail pose additional risks.”
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