The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of thunderstorms set to hit various parts of the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland, from 12:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday, 11th June 2023. While some areas are expected to remain predominantly dry, other regions may experience the development of thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rain and hail.
The forecast suggests that there is a small possibility of rapid flooding in homes and businesses, with potential damage to buildings caused by floodwater, lightning strikes, hail, or strong winds. As a result, it is advised that residents and business owners take necessary precautions to protect their properties and belongings.
Transportation services may also be impacted, with the likelihood of delays and potential cancellations to both train and bus services in areas affected by flooding or lightning strikes. Motorists are urged to remain vigilant as spray and sudden flooding may lead to hazardous driving conditions, possibly resulting in some road closures.
Additionally, there is a slight chance of power cuts occurring during the thunderstorms, which could potentially disrupt services to homes and businesses. It is advisable for individuals to have alternative arrangements in place, such as backup power sources or contingency plans, to minimize any inconveniences that may arise.
As of the latest update at 10:51am (UTC+1) on Saturday, 10th June 2023, the warning has been revised to exclude Northern Ireland, while certain regions including parts of Moray, Midlothian, and West Lothian have been included. The Met Office continues to closely monitor the situation and will provide further updates as necessary.
Residents and individuals in the affected areas are encouraged to stay informed about the weather conditions and heed any advice or warnings issued by local authorities. By taking necessary precautions, we can all ensure our safety and minimize the potential impact of these thunderstorms.
Stay safe, stay prepared.