Met Office THUNDERSTORM warning: UK told to prepare for lightning strikes and hail

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The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for most of England next week. Britons can expect lightning strikes, heavy rainfall and strong winds from Wednesday through to Friday, it warned.

The yellow warning currently runs from 6pm on Wednesday evening (June 16), until the morning of Friday (June 18).

The Met Office warned the public to expect some disruption to travel.

There’s also a small chance that businesses could be impacted by floodwater and strong winds, it added.

Some areas might also be at risk of power cuts and sudden flooding.

The Met Office warning read: “Some places are likely to see thunderstorms later Wednesday through to Friday with the potential for travel disruption and flooding.

“Although there remains significant uncertainty in location and timing, areas of thunderstorms are expected to move northeast across parts of England and Wales from late Wednesday through to Friday morning.

“Whilst not all locations will be affected, some intense thunderstorms may occur during this period with torrential rain, hail, frequent lightning and strong gusty winds possible.

“Rainfall totals of around 30 mm could fall in an hour, with some locations potentially receiving around 50 mm in 2-3 hours, although these will be fairly isolated.”

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