More heavy rain warnings as Preston and South Ribble see huge thunderstorms

Posted on - 17th June, 2020 - 12:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Lightning Strike in Penwortham during last nights (June 16) storm
Lightning strike in Penwortham during last nights (June 16) storm. Pic. Beth Hibbert

Preston was hit with a strong storm during Tuesday (16 June) with more bad weather expected during Wednesday.


After weeks of glorious sunshine day in day out, Preston has been hit with several storms over the weekend and into the start of this week.

In Tuesday’s storms, flash floods hit areas in the city where roads became rivers in Longridge and tremendous thunder and lightning hit the city several times throughout the day.

Berry Lane in Longridge was hit with flash flooding yesterday during the storm. Video: Caroline Eccles

Residents of Longridge have suffered damage to their homes through the day with kitchens and basements being flooded.

The storm continued to battle its way through the North West last night and with more stormy weather to come.

Read More:Weather warning for thunder storms in Preston on Wednesday afternoon

The Met Office has released another yellow weather warning for storms hitting the country throughout Wednesday from 12pm until 9pm this evening.

See the weather forecast for your area below

It is predicted the worst of the weather will hit Preston at 2pm with on and off rain following for the rest of the day.

The Met Office predicts there could be a small chance of homes and businesses being hit by flash flooding and creating difficult driving conditions and potentially even road closures in some parts of the country.

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