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United Kingdom

13:33 on Thursday, 2 July 2015

Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

Valid from 14:00 on Thursday until 21:00 on Thursday

A band of heavy rain and thunderstorms is expected to move northeastwards this afternoon and evening. This may produce locally very intense rainfall rates over a brief period of time, with hail, lightning and gusty winds additional hazards. The public should be aware of the potential for some very localised significant disruption due to a combination of these elements.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An active cold front moving northeastwards will become unstable as it encounters warm, moist air ahead of it. This is likely to lead to some heavy rain and thunderstorms, perhaps forming a narrow band which moves northeastwards across NE Wales, the north Midlands and northern England this afternoon and evening, clearing northeast England towards dusk. Whilst not lasting for very long in any given place, rainfall is likely to be briefly very intense with hail, locally combining with lightning and gusty winds to lead to disruption, especially where this coincides with this evening's busy travel period.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
12:26 on Thursday, 2 July 2015
Last modified at:
12:26 on Thursday, 2 July 2015
Valid from:
14:00 on Thursday, 2 July 2015
Valid until:
21:00 on Thursday, 2 July 2015
Regions affected:

13:33 on Friday, 3 July 2015

Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

Valid from 19:00 on Friday until 12:00 on Saturday

Isolated heavy, and possibly severe, thunderstorms are expected to develop on Friday evening across parts of England and Wales. These are likely to become more frequent later and spread northwards towards southern Scotland. Some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding, with large hail and frequent lightning also possible hazards. The public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption

Chief Forecaster's assessment

On Friday evening another hot and increasingly humid airmass is expected to spread into the south from the Continent. This airmass looks conducive to the development of isolated thunderstorms during the evening across England and Wales which could become more frequent later in the night as they spread northwards towards Scotland. With large amounts of energy again available in this atmosphere storms could be severe, with torrential downpours and large hail. 30 mm of rain is possible in less than an hour, with as much as 50 mm possible in 3 hours very locally. Large uncertainty remains regarding areas most at risk from storms, and many areas will miss these altogether, staying largely dry. However, where they do develop, disruption is possible.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
02:53 on Thursday, 2 July 2015
Last modified at:
10:14 on Thursday, 2 July 2015
Valid from:
19:00 on Friday, 3 July 2015
Valid until:
12:00 on Saturday, 4 July 2015
Regions affected:

13:33 on Saturday, 4 July 2015

Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

Valid from 19:00 on Friday until 12:00 on Saturday

Isolated heavy, and possibly severe, thunderstorms are expected to develop on Friday evening across parts of England and Wales. These are likely to become more frequent later and spread northwards towards southern Scotland. Some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding, with large hail and frequent lightning also possible hazards. The public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption

Chief Forecaster's assessment

On Friday evening another hot and increasingly humid airmass is expected to spread into the south from the Continent. This airmass looks conducive to the development of isolated thunderstorms during the evening across England and Wales which could become more frequent later in the night as they spread northwards towards Scotland. With large amounts of energy again available in this atmosphere storms could be severe, with torrential downpours and large hail. 30 mm of rain is possible in less than an hour, with as much as 50 mm possible in 3 hours very locally. Large uncertainty remains regarding areas most at risk from storms, and many areas will miss these altogether, staying largely dry. However, where they do develop, disruption is possible.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
02:53 on Thursday, 2 July 2015
Last modified at:
10:14 on Thursday, 2 July 2015
Valid from:
19:00 on Friday, 3 July 2015
Valid until:
12:00 on Saturday, 4 July 2015
Regions affected:

13:33 on Sunday, 5 July 2015

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 05 July 2015

13:33 on Monday, 6 July 2015

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 06 July 2015