Yellow weather warning in place for Powys

By Joe Corrick   |   Reporter   |
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 11:33 am
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Yellow Weather Warning
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The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning across Powys and other parts of the United Kingdom for tomorrow due to thunderstorms.

Thunderstorms and torrential downpours are likely to break out in some areas, particularly during the afternoon and evening which could cause flooding in some places. Torrential downpours may be accompanied by frequent lightning, gusty winds, and hail.

Although most places will miss the thunderstorms, there is a chance that up to 40 mm of rain could fall in an hour in some places, and 40 to 60 mm could fall in two or three hours.

Where poor weather conditions strike, there is a chance of delays and cancellations for train and bus services. As well as this, there is a slight chance of power cuts occurring in homes and businesses.

Driving conditions may become increasingly difficult with a chance of flooding and spray on the roads. The Met Office advises people to delay their journey if heavy downpours take place and wait for the rain to ease before starting their journey.

During the thunderstorm, the Met Office advises to seek shelter if possible. When thunder occurs, you will already be within range of the next flash of lightning, which can strike as far as 10 miles away from the centre of a storm.

Met office have said that the exact location of the thunderstorms will be hard to pinpoint, therefore the warning area will be kept under review and updated, if necessary, on the Met Office website.

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