Every area of England to be hit by thunderstorms and downpours on Sunday

Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunder
Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunder -Credit:PA

Large swathes of the UK are set to be hit by thunderstorms and downpours today as Yellow weather warnings were issued by the Met Office. Central and westerns parts of the UK are set to be worst affected by the adverse weather.

The yellow weather warnings stretch from the south coast of England, right up to the West Midlands and Wales and into the North West. There are also yellow weather warnings for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Met Office website reads: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon, moving steadily north whilst growing into larger areas of rain before clearing the area. Some intense downpours are possible in a few places, giving up to 30 mm in less than hour and perhaps 40-50 mm over two to three hours leading to surface water flooding. Hail, frequent lightning strikes and strong wind gusts will be additional localised hazards."

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Here's the areas of UK that are set to be hit by thunderstorms:

West Midlands

  • Herefordshire

  • Shropshire

  • Staffordshire

  • Stoke-on-Trent

  • Telford and Wrekin

  • Warwickshire

  • West Midlands Conurbation

  • Worcestershire

East Midlands

  • Derby

  • Derbyshire

  • Leicester

  • Leicestershire

  • Northamptonshire

  • Nottingham

  • Nottinghamshire

London & South East England

  • Buckinghamshire

  • Hampshire

  • Oxfordshire

  • Reading

  • Southampton

  • West Berkshire

  • Windsor and Maidenhead

  • Wokingham

North West England

  • Blackburn with Darwen

  • Blackpool

  • Cheshire East

  • Cheshire West and Chester

  • Cumbria

  • Greater Manchester

  • Halton

  • Lancashire

  • Merseyside

  • Warrington

South West England

  • Bath and North East Somerset

  • Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole

  • Bristol

  • Devon

  • Dorset

  • Gloucestershire

  • North Somerset

  • Somerset

  • South Gloucestershire

  • Swindon

  • Torbay

  • Wiltshire


  • Blaenau Gwent

  • Bridgend

  • Caerphilly

  • Cardiff

  • Carmarthenshire

  • Ceredigion

  • Conwy

  • Denbighshire

  • Flintshire

  • Gwynedd

  • Isle of Anglesey

  • Merthyr Tydfil

  • Monmouthshire

  • Neath Port Talbot

  • Newport

  • Powys

  • Rhondda Cynon Taf

  • Swansea

  • Torfaen

  • Vale of Glamorgan

  • Wrexham

Yorkshire & Humber

  • North Yorkshire

  • South Yorkshire

  • West Yorkshire

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Clackmannanshire

  • Falkirk

  • Fife

  • Perth and Kinross

  • Stirling

Highlands & Eilean Siar

  • Eilean Siar

  • Highland

North West England

  • Cumbria

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway

  • West Lothian


  • Argyll and Bute

  • East Ayrshire

  • East Dunbartonshire

  • East Renfrewshire

  • Glasgow

  • Inverclyde

  • North Ayrshire

  • North Lanarkshire

  • Renfrewshire

  • South Ayrshire

  • South Lanarkshire

  • West Dunbartonshire

Northern Ireland

  • County Armagh

  • County Fermanagh

  • County Londonderry

  • County Tyrone

Here's what to expect:

  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services

  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life, particularly in places such as road and railway underpasses.

  • 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