Thunderstorms & potential flooding on the way

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The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain in Southport.

The Met Office has pedicted thundery showers could start from Northern Ireland and make their way across towards Southport.

The warning is in place from 5pm Tuesday and is in place until 6pm on Wednesday.

The warning issued on the Met Office website says: “Thunderstorms breaking out over parts of Northern Ireland later on Tuesday are expected to extend northeast to affect parts of Scotland overnight and into Wednesday morning.

“There is also potential for some severe thunderstorms to develop across Wales, northern England and the Midlands. Here, the risk is greatest during Wednesday, by which time the risk of storms will be reducing across the west of the yellow area – and then finally also reducing across the east of the area by Wednesday evening.

“Whilst most places will miss the worst, please be aware of the risk of flash flooding. Frequent lightning, large hail and strong winds could be additional hazards. All of this could lead to some flooding of homes, businesses and transport networks. Disruption to power is also possible.”


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