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Thunderstorms and torrential rain forecast following soaring temperatures

Thunderstorms and torrential rain forecast following soaring temperatures

Published by May Norman at 11:09am 25th June 2020.

Hot weather replaced by thunderstorms

  • We're being warned thunderstorms are expected on Friday (26 June).
  • The Met Office is issued a yellow weather warning in place until Saturday.
  • It's expecting heavy downpours - with a risk of localised flooding.

Soaring temperatures across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale will be followed by thunderstorms and torrential rain over the coming days, forecasters have warned.

The Met Office said Thursday (25 June) could become the hottest day of the year, with temperatures expected to reach around 30 degrees.

But thunderstorms are expected to form across the west of the UK in the afternoon, bringing heavy rain, lightning and hail.

Forecasters are predicting heavy downpours, bringing with it a risk of localised flooding.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms.

It's in place across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale from 12pm on Friday (26 June) to 9am on Saturday (27 June.

Met Office information

What to expect

  • Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
  • 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
  • Some communities might become cut off if roads flood
  • Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost