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Met Office issues thunderstorm warning across East Midlands

16 June 2023

A yellow warning for thunderstorms has been issued across the East Midlands and much of the UK. Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop across parts of England and Wales on Sunday, 18 June, with longer spells of thundery rain in places. This could lead to disruption to transport from spray and standing water, and a risk of flooding.

The yellow warning area covers parts of England and Wales and lasts from midnight until 11:59 pm

Here's what to expect:

  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • 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
  • 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 that some communities become cut off by flooded roads

To stay safe in thunderstorms, follow these 5 tips for staying safe in a thunderstorm. You can also find more information on staying safe during thunder and lightning and traveling in storms, rain, and strong wind.

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