Met Office weather warning: Thunderstorms in the North West OCN News

The warning is set for today (June 24) from 1 p.m. and is due to last until 10 p.m. tonight.

This follows a week of high temperatures and much of the region is reaching medium to high temperatures.

The thunderstorms are expected to disrupt travel and could also lead to flooding in some areas.

What to expect from a thunderstorm warning in the Northwest:

This is what the Met Office warns to expect from today’s weather warning:

  • In the event of flooding or lightning, there is a risk of delays and cancellations of train and bus services
  • Sea spray and flash flooding are likely to cause difficult driving conditions and some temporary road closures
  • There is a slight risk that power outages may occur and that other services to some homes and businesses may be temporarily interrupted

A Met Office spokesperson said: “While many parts of the warning area will remain dry, heavy showers and thunderstorms will develop today, becoming more frequent from mid-afternoon and continuing into the evening in places.

“Where they do occur, they are likely to locally produce torrential rain with 20-30mm possible in one to two hours, and will likely be accompanied by hail in a few places.”