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Summer was nice while it lasted! Met office announces weather warning for thunderstorms in Wales

01 Jun 2021 2 minute read
A storm on the way for Wales? Picture by Pxhere

The Met Office have announced a weather warning for thunderstorms in Wales.

The thunderstorms are likely to hit the south-west of the country tomorrow morning, bringing to an end the spell of hot and fine weather.

The met Office are warning of:

  • Some short term loss of power and other services is likely
  • There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus
  • Probably some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes
  • Delays to train services are possible
  • Some flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible, perhaps leading to some damage to buildings or structures

“An area of thunderstorms will move northwards into southwestern parts of the UK on Wednesday morning,” the Met Office said.

“Lightning is likely to be the main hazard from this though some heavy rain and hail is possible, with perhaps 15-20 mm of rain in a short period for some spots.

“The nature of thunderstorms is that many areas will see little or no rain and miss the lightning but where they do occur the increased numbers of people makes disruption more likely.”

The Met Office had warned earlier that today was likely to be the last warm and sunny day in Wales for a week.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said that today there would be “lots of fine, sunny weather around – if anything, temperatures up a degree or so on Monday”.

However, he warned that “thundery showers will start to push in across south-west England and Wales by Wednesday morning”.

Temperatures for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are likely to be in the high teens.

The window of good weather comes at the end of the wettest May on record in Wales.

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