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Thunderstorm warning issued as Preston’s spell of good weather due to end

Posted on - 24th April, 2019 - 11:20am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Lightning over Bamber Bridge Pic: Claire
Lightning over Bamber Bridge Pic: Claire

Preston’s good weather is set to come to an abrupt end.

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The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning covering the city and surrounding area.

Thunder, lightning and heavy rain is expected throughout Wednesday (24 April) afternoon and into the early evening.

Drivers are being warned of difficult conditions on the roads due to the potential for standing water collecting.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Thunderstorms may bring some temporary disruption to travel and power supplies.

“Possible damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes. Some short term loss of power and other services is likely, with possible delays to train services.

“There is a good chance that driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus

“Some flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible.”

The warning, a yellow one – the lowest level – is in place until 9pm on Wednesday.

Read more: Flood defences for Frenchwood and Fishwick to go on show

The storm follows a period of settled warm weather which saw temperatures peak at 26 degrees and the city’s annual egg rolling enjoy record-breaking temperatures during Bank Holiday Monday.

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