21-hour thunderstorm alert sounded for Derbyshire

A thunderstorm warning has been issued for Derbyshire.

Monday, 26th July 2021, 11:34 am

The Met Office yellow ‘be aware’ warning is valid between 9am on Tuesday and 6am on Wednesday.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop during Tuesday across much of Wales, northern and central England.

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“These will last well into the night across north Wales and north-west England in particular where they could be prolonged in places.

“20 to 30mm of rain is possible in around one or two hours and a few places could see around 60mm in three to six hours.

“Lightning and hail may pose additional hazards in a few locations.”

What to expect, according to the Met Office

- Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and possibly road closures

- Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and cancellations to train and bus services

- There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to buildings from floodwater or lightning strikes

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