More thunderstorms to hit Preston and South Ribble this weekend

Posted on - 14th August, 2020 - 4:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Thunderstorm over Penwortham Pic: Janette Hall
Thunderstorm over Penwortham Pic: Janette Hall

More thunderstorms are on the way to Preston and South Ribble this weekend.


The North West has a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday (16 and 17 August), after the area experienced a heatwave over recent days.

On Monday night (10 August) there were what some described as ‘the weirdest storm they had ever seen’ after much of the country saw silent lightning storms for hours before a full storm erupted.

Read More: Thunderstorm warning for Preston and South Ribble

This weekend’s storms bring a small chance of homes and businesses seeing flash floods, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

Lightning Strike in Penwortham during last nights (June 16) storm
Lightning strike in Penwortham from a storm in June. Pic. Beth Hibbert

There is also a chance of travel disruption with potential delays and cancellations to train and bus services as well as difficult driving conditions and some road closures due to spray and sudden flooding.

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

Read More: Read about the latest weather in Preston and South Ribble

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to move north across England and Wales during Sunday.

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“Some locations within the warning area may miss the thunderstorms altogether, but where they do occur 30-40 mm may fall in an hour with 50-70 mm possibly in three hours.

“The thunderstorms may be accompanied by large hail, frequent lightning and gusty winds.”

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