DERBYSHIRE: Flood warning as violent storms batter county

Derbyshire Times reader Steve Skinner took this stunning snap of lightning striking pylons in Inkersall. Send your storm snaps and video to comment@derbyshiretimes.co.uk

Derbyshire Times reader Steve Skinner took this stunning snap of lightning striking pylons in Inkersall. Send your storm snaps and video to comment@derbyshiretimes.co.uk

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Members of the public are being urged to take extra care as violent thunderstorms batter Derbyshire.

Weather forecasters said the county is at risk of prolonged and “energetic” storms throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday – and warned of possible flooding.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Large rainfall totals, falling in short periods – perhaps exceeding 50mm in three hours – and on to hard-baked ground, may lead to flooding locally, with hail and gusty winds an additional possibility.

“The public is advised to take extra care and be aware of the risk of localised disruption to travel and more generally to summer holiday activities, due to, for example, surface water flooding.”