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Thunderstorm warning issued as Preston faces a Saturday washout

Posted on - 15th June, 2024 - 9:33am | Author - | Posted in - Chorley News, Fylde News, Preston News, Preston weather, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
Thunderstorm over Penwortham Pic: Janette Hall
Thunderstorm over Penwortham Pic: Janette Hall

A thunderstorm warning has been issued as Preston faces a washout Saturday.

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for ‘slow-moving thunderstorms and heavy showers’.

The weather alert is in place from 11am on Saturday (15 June) through to 10pm.

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A Met Office spokesperson said: “Showers and thunderstorms are expected to become more widespread this afternoon and last into the evening. Although not everywhere will see a thunderstorm, where they do occur, they will tend to be slow moving, with lightning, hail and heavy rain.

“The heaviest showers and thunderstorms could produce as much as 20 mm of rain in less than an hour with one or two places seeing 30-40 mm in 2-3 hours.”

The warning covers Preston and the surrounding area.

Drivers are being warned of ‘spray, standing water and hail’ leading to longer journey times.

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