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Weather warnings 

  • Sat 27 May
  • Sun 28 May
  • Mon 29 May
  • Tue 30 May
  • Wed 31 May
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Warning details for UK

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Description

Heavy, thundery showers on Saturday afternoon and evening have the potential to bring torrential rain, hail and frequent lightning. Be aware of the risk of localised flooding with longer journey times possible as well as some interruption to utilities and services. This is an update to remove the warning from Northern Ireland and parts of southwest and northern Scotland.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • East Midlands
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Strathclyde
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humber
Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
East Midlands
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
North East England
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland
North West England
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Cheshire East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Halton
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Warrington
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian
Strathclyde
  • North Lanarkshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • Glasgow
Wales
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Powys
  • Wrexham
  • Ceredigion
  • Isle of Anglesey
West Midlands
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Telford and Wrekin
  • West Midlands Conurbation
Yorkshire & Humber
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
  • York

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Showers are expected to develop early Saturday afternoon over North Wales and the Midlands and then track north or northeastwards during the rest of the day into the evening. Whilst many will miss the worst of the showers some places could see 30 mm of rain in an hour or less along with frequent lightning and hail. There is also the potential for some locally strong winds in association with these.

Warning impact matrix

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Very low
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Impact matrix guide

Yellow warning
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Description

Scattered heavy and thundery showers will develop in the afternoon, some accompanied by hail and thunder. This may lead to some localised flooding, especially on the roads with some travel disruption possible. Showers will die away through the evening. This is an update to lower the severity of possible impacts but extend the area further southwards.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Strathclyde
Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
Strathclyde
  • Argyll and Bute
  • West Dunbartonshire

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Heavy and thundery showers will develop this afternoon. Although some areas will stay dry, 20-30mm in a short period of time is possible.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
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Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

Yellow warning
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Description

Further areas of heavy rain will spread north-eastward through Sunday and into Monday, with some locally torrential downpours and thunder possible. This could result in some disruption, with sudden flooding of roads, transport routes, homes and businesses possible locally. However, given the hit and miss nature of the heavy rain and thunderstorms, many places will likely see little or no impacts.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • London & South East England
  • South West England
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humber
East Midlands
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Rutland
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
East of England
  • Bedford
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Luton
  • Norfolk
  • Peterborough
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Suffolk
  • Thurrock
London & South East England
  • Bracknell Forest
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Buckinghamshire
  • East Sussex
  • Greater London
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxfordshire
  • Portsmouth
  • Reading
  • Slough
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • West Berkshire
  • West Sussex
  • Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Wokingham
South West England
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • North Somerset
  • Plymouth
  • Poole
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Swindon
  • Torbay
  • Wiltshire
Wales
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Newport
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Powys
  • Swansea
West Midlands
  • Herefordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands Conurbation
  • Worcestershire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Telford and Wrekin
Yorkshire & Humber
  • North East Lincolnshire

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Torrential rain and thunderstorms could give as much as 30mm, possibly 40mm in an hour in places. Through Monday the rain and thunderstorms are expected to become confined more to the east of the warning area. Lightning strikes are also possible, which bring a chance of disruption to power.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
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Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide