Met Office warns of power cuts and flooding risk from Derbyshire thunderstorms

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for potential disruption from thunderstorms in Chesterfield and Derbyshire this weekend.

Friday, 20th August 2021, 10:48 am

Forecasters say there is a risk of flooding and power cuts when storms arrive, and have put in place a yellow warning from 12noon to 10pm on Saturday.

A yellow warning means there is a risk driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus.

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There is potential for disruption from storms in Derbysire on Saturday. Image: Pixabay.

Delays to train services are possible and some short term loss of power and other services is also possible.

Flooding of a few homes and businesses could also occur.

The current Met Office forecast predicts storms are most likely on Saturday evening in Chesterfield, from about 7pm to midnight.