Thunderstorms are expected on Sunday across Wales and England as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning.

The yellow thunderstorm warning covers much of England and all of Wales other than Ynys Mon and runs from midnight on Sunday (June 5) through to 6 pm Sunday afternoon. 

Forecasters say the weather could possibly turner drier in the south of Wales later today with Wales facing Ukraine, in the World Cup play-off, in Cardiff at 5pm.

Areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms may break out over parts of England and Wales during the early hours of Sunday, moving into the UK from the near-continent.

Thunderstorms developing over parts of England and Wales from early Sunday may cause travel disruption and, in a few places, flooding.

 

Here is what the Met Office says to expect:

  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life and some communities might become cut off if roads flood
  • Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: “In contrast to last night and this morning, more places within the warning area on Sunday are likely to see heavy rain and thunderstorms. Where thunderstorms do occur impacts from heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes are possible.

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“A few places could see 15 – 20 mm of rain within an hour, with a small chance of 50 mm in an hour, most likely over parts of the Midlands, southeast England and East Anglia whilst the risk of thunderstorms over the northern part of the warning is smaller. Then, during Sunday afternoon new showers, some heavy and thundery, are likely over the southern or so third of the UK. North of the warning area in Northern England and Scotland conditions will be much more settled. If you’re planning outside events for Sunday, please keep a regular eye on the forecast for your area for any updates.”

For advice on how to stay safe during thunderstorms, visit https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/seasonal-advice/health-wellbeing/stay-safe-in-thunder-and-lightning

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