18-hour thunderstorm and heatwave warnings

18-hour thunderstorm and heatwave warnings

18-hour thunderstorm and heatwave warnings

The Met Office is forecasting continuing heatwave conditions which will make way for 18-hour thunderstorms throughout Northern Lincolnshire later this week.

A yellow warning has been issued for this week’s heatwave.

The alert is in place between 9am today and 9pm on Friday with an 80-90 per cent probability of heatwave conditions, with some parts of our region under a Level 3 advisory – the second highest level.

This are set to end with torrential downpours, which are expected to bring 50cm of rain in just an hour.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said:

“Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out on Friday afternoon and evening.

“Many places will miss the storms, but where they do occur, torrential downpours could bring 30-50mm rain in a hour, with hail and lightning.

“The storms will slowly clear northeastwards on Friday night, perhaps not clearing northeast Scotland until Saturday morning.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds”.

There is also a chance of delays and cancellations to train and bus services.

Difficult driving conditions and road closures are expected.

The thunderstorm warning will be in place between noon on Friday and 6am on Saturday.

But, temperatures are expected to remain warm.

They are set to reach 29C in more inland parts of northern Lincolnshire, including Scunthorpe, today, tomorrow and Friday.

In Grimsby and Cleethorpes, highs will vary between 22 and 26C.

By Saturday, temperatures are set to cool noticeably with highs of 21C, dropping to 19C on Sunday.

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