Met Office issues yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across Milton Keynes

    The Met Office has today (19/10) put in place a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across many parts of the UK.

    Storms are expected to begin around 4am Wednesday (20/10) and continue through until 12pm.

    Met Office warns that heavy showers and thunderstorms may cause some transport disruption and perhaps flooding.

    They say: "an area of heavy rain and thunderstorms will move quickly eastwards across Wales and southwestern England into parts of central, southern and eastern England during Wednesday morning.

    "Many areas will see a spell of rain whilst some places will be affected by thunderstorms bringing a brief period of heavy rain, lightning, and strong, gusty winds with hail also affecting some spots.

    "Gusts will tend to peak at 40-50 mph, but whilst very unlikely in any one place, much stronger winds are possible here and there, then potentially damaging some structures."

    What to expect:

    • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

    • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

    • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services

    • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

    • There is a small chance of damage to trees by strong and gusty winds

    Further advice can be found here.

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