Derbyshire weather: rural communities could be cut off by flooded roads

Flooding and disruption to travel could take place tomorrow as heavy showers and thunderstorms are forecast.

Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 11:37 am
Flooding and disruption to travel could take place tomorrow as heavy showers and thunderstorms are forecast.

The warning comes into place from 10am on Thursday, September 9.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, adding that there is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

The warning states: “Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

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"Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"There is a small chance that some rural communities could temporarily become cut off by flooded roads.”

Following overnight rain and showers, more intense showers and thunderstorms are expected to break out fairly widely from late-morning, before easing during the evening.

While many areas will miss the most intense storms, torrential downpours are likely in a few places.

Where these occur, there is potential for 20 to 30 mm of rain in less than an hour and up to 40 mm in two hours. This will have the potential for surface water flooding, especially if it falls over an urban area.