Met Office issues yellow weather warning for Hampshire

Daily Echo: Met Office warns of thunder storms across Hampshire Met Office warns of thunder storms across Hampshire

BATTEN down the hatches - a thunder storm is approaching.

People across Hampshire are warned to brace themselves for downpours and thunder today and the stormy weather expected to last until the evening.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning affecting areas in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The public have also been warned to be aware of the risk of localised flooding.

Areas of heavy and local thundery rain were expected to move north and west across the southern half of England during the early hours, but heavy showers, along with the risk of slow-moving thundery downpours, are likely to develop quite quickly during the day, the Met Office said.

The Met Office's chief forecaster's assessment said: “To the rear of the frontal zone scattered thundery showers are likely to develop bringing some further localised downpours during Thursday afternoon.

“Considerable local variations in rainfall are likely.

“However, totals of more than 40mm are likely in places through the day with a risk of 15mm falling in less than an hour.”

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7:43am Thu 22 May 14

Moscar says...

Take this as a warning from the man up stairs that you cant vote in UKIP.
Take this as a warning from the man up stairs that you cant vote in UKIP. Moscar
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7:48am Thu 22 May 14

skeptik says...

I always check on 'boltek' (isle of Wight) this gives a live (java enabled) live view of the UK with live strike count.
I always check on 'boltek' (isle of Wight) this gives a live (java enabled) live view of the UK with live strike count. skeptik
  • Score: 1

7:50am Thu 22 May 14

skeptik says...

...........should have read Newport I o W. link.
...........should have read Newport I o W. link. skeptik
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