New thunderstorm warning issued for Preston

Posted on - 24th July, 2019 - 8:32pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Lightning storm over Fulwood Pic: Harry Carlisle
Lightning storm over Fulwood Pic: Harry Carlisle

Prestonians are being told to brace for more thunderstorms.


As temperatures could reach 31 degrees during Thursday (25 July) the city may see another light show.

During the early hours of Wednesday (24 July) the night sky was lit up by a lightning show. As the picture above, taken by Harry Carlisle in Fulwood shows.

The Met Office has warned of ‘hot weather sparking scattered thunderstorms later on Thursday, continuing overnight’.

A yellow weather warning, the lowest level of alert, states: “Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

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

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

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, or damaged by lightning strikes, hail or sudden gusts of wind.”

The warning is in force until 4pm on Friday (26 July).

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