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Heavy downpours on the way with thunderstorms set to lash Wales

26 May 2024 2 minute read
Thunderstorm warning for north east Wales, Met Office

More than an inch of rain could fall in just one hour as thunderstorms lash parts of  Wales, forecasters have warned.

Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop on Sunday afternoon, with 20-30mm of rain due to hit.

Hail and lightning strikes may also occur, with people warned to expect possible flooding, travel delays and power cuts.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning from midday until 8pm across the north east of Wales and much of central and northern England.

Forecaster Kathryn Chalk said: “There could be some disruption, especially for people travelling or out trying to enjoy the bank holiday weekend.

“It’s just a more unsettled weather regime where the air’s unstable and with more heating in the land it helps develop a storm.”

Saturday was dry and warm for many.

A mix of “sunshine and showers” will be the case for many on bank holiday Monday, with drier conditions possible in parts of Wales, Northern Ireland and south-west England in the afternoon.

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