Thunderstorms and ‘large hail’ severe weather warning issued

Posted on - 18th July, 2017 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Still taken from Stephen Melling’s thunder video

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Wednesday (July 19) predicting thunderstorms, large hail and the potential for flooding.


The warning is in place from just after midnight until 8pm. It applies for all of Lancashire.

The warning states that there will be scattered thunderstorms and intense downpours. Lightning could cause disruption to the rail network while there is also a chance of large hail.

It also states that where the rain is most intense there could be flooding.

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The chief forecaster for the Met Office said: “Although many places are likely to miss the worst of the rain, intense downpours associated with the thunderstorms may give over 30 mm in an hour very locally and perhaps 50 mm in 2 or 3 hours.

“As is usual in this type of situation there is considerable uncertainty in the areas that are most likely to be affected.”

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