A 45-hour thunderstorm warning issued for Preston

Posted on - 29th July, 2019 - 11:04am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Lightning storm over Preston Pic: Natalie Close
Lightning storm over Preston Pic: Natalie Close

Prestonians are being urged to brace for more bad weather.


A new thunderstorm warning has been issued for 24-hours on Wednesday (31 July).

The Met Office say the heavy rain is likely and there is a ‘chance of flooding in places and possible travel disruption’.

The Wednesday warning follows an extended warning for Tuesday (30 July) which warns of thunderstorms from 3am through until midnight on Wednesday.

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The Met Office states: “There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

“There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing dangerous conditions.

“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

“Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.”

Read more: Flood alerts withdrawn for Preston

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