36-hour warning for potentially ‘intense’ thunderstorms in northern Lincolnshire

A 36 hour severe weather warning has been issued for potentially disruptive thunderstorms in north Lincolnshire.

Although there is currently “uncertainty about the place and time”, the storms could be “intense” if they were “possible with torrential rain, hail, frequent lightning and strong gusty winds”.

The Met Office issued a yellow level warning for the entire region between 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and 6:00 a.m. Friday.

The hardest hit areas are at risk of flooding, as well as building damage from lightning, hail and strong winds.

Travel disruptions are also possible from surface splash and sudden flooding, as well as a low risk of power outages.

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A lightning strike on the A180 during a thunderstorm in July 2018

In a statement, the forecaster said, “Although there remains significant uncertainty as to where and when, storm areas are expected to move northeast across parts of England and Wales from Wednesday late through Friday morning.

“Although not all locations are affected, during this time there can be some intense thunderstorms with torrential rain, hail, frequent lightning and strong gusty winds. Precipitation totals of around 30mm could fall in an hour, with some locations possibly getting around 50mm in 2-3 hours, although these are fairly isolated. “

Storm threat follows a warm period with temperatures in north Lincolnshire today and Wednesday that could rise well above 25 ° C.

On Sunday, in sunny conditions, highs of 26-27 ° C are possible all day long, although there will be a bit of clouds.

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The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning that runs between Wednesday and Friday

The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning that runs between Wednesday and Friday

It will also be a sultry night with temperatures only dropping to around 17 ° C in many parts of our region.

Monday and Tuesday are expected to be fresher with highs around 20s and a westerly breeze. It will still feel warm, however, and it will generally be bright days.

Temperatures will rise again on Wednesday, but the heat later also harbors the risk of thunderstorms and into Thursday, when the mercury drops again.

In the meantime, Friday and Saturday are likely to get noticeably cooler, with more changeable conditions expected and highs reached in the middle to upper teens.

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