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Heavy showers and thunderstorms warning for Preston as weather set to turn

Posted on - 10th May, 2024 - 12:39pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, Roads, Transport
Storm clouds expected over the Docks Pic: Ian Lambert
Storm clouds over the Docks Pic: Ian Lambert

Heavy showers and a thunderstorms are likely for Preston to see out the weekend, according to a warning from the Met Office.

Preston has seen pleasant weather over the last week but that may come to an end with a warning in place from midday until 10pm on Sunday (12 May).

The warning states that spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions, there could be delays to public transport and homes and businesses could be flooded.

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A yellow weather warning, the lowest type of warning available to the Met Office, has been issued. It currently covers the majority of the UK, stretching as far north as Carlisle and south as Plymouth.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out in the south of this area late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon, moving steadily north whilst growing into larger areas of rain before clearing the area.

“Some intense downpours are possible in a few places, giving up to 30 mm in less than hour and perhaps 40-50 mm over 2 to 3 hours leading to surface water flooding. Hail, frequent lightning strikes and strong wind gusts will be additional localised hazards.”

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