Weather warning upgraded for the weekend

Daily Echo: Weather warning upgraded for the weekend Weather warning upgraded for the weekend

WEATHER experts have warned people to prepare for periods of torrential rain this weekend after upgrading a severe weather warning.

The Met Office has today increased its alert to amber with heavy rainfall expects across much of the region.

It comes as the organisation issued a yellow alert warning the south of the UK to brace itself for a heatwave today.

It predicts significant flooding, thunderstorms, torrential downpours, frequent lightening, large hail and locally strong gusts of wind tomorrow.

A forecaster said: “Several areas of heavy, thundery showers will develop over England and Wales from Friday night before moving northwards during Saturday.

“Not everywhere within the warning area will see thunderstorms, and indeed some spells of warm sunshine are expected at times, but where thunderstorms do form, some torrential downpours are likely with frequent lightning, large hail and locally strong gusts.

“Significant flooding is possible where these do occur from surface water as well as from small, fast-responding watercourses.

“The public should be prepared for the risk of disruption from any of these elements.”

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4:48pm Fri 18 Jul 14

ulrichvangobbel says...

Looking out of the window it seems highly likely.
Looking out of the window it seems highly likely. ulrichvangobbel
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4:59pm Fri 18 Jul 14

theoriginalwasp says...

All the big "scoops" today Rory.
All the big "scoops" today Rory. theoriginalwasp
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6:21pm Fri 18 Jul 14

rjfmusic says...

I haven't upgraded a severe weather warning so I presume I can't expect torrential rain... despite the fact that my garden could do with it.
I haven't upgraded a severe weather warning so I presume I can't expect torrential rain... despite the fact that my garden could do with it. rjfmusic
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6:23pm Fri 18 Jul 14

rjfmusic says...

....and do you mean lightning or lightening?
....and do you mean lightning or lightening? rjfmusic
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2:07pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Charlie Bucket says...

rjfmusic wrote:
....and do you mean lightning or lightening?
He means lightening. Apparently the Earth's gravitational pull is to be affected by the weather.
[quote][p][bold]rjfmusic[/bold] wrote: ....and do you mean lightning or lightening?[/p][/quote]He means lightening. Apparently the Earth's gravitational pull is to be affected by the weather. Charlie Bucket
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