Met Office issues 10-hour Cheshire weather warning for thunderstorms

Lightning could be 'frequent' if an incoming low from Ireland collides with the mass of hot air currently over Britain
A yellow thunderstorm warning is in place for Cheshire -Credit:Sean Hansford/MEN

A 10-hour weather warning for thunderstorms covering the whole of Cheshire has been issued for Sunday (May 12). The yellow Met Office warning comes into force from midday and will last until 10pm.

It comes after a spell of warmer weather across the county this week, with highs of 23C forecast over the weekend. The warning states: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms could lead to some disruption in places, especially to travel. Isolated property flooding is possible."

Deputy Chief Meteorologist Tony Wisson said: “Many places will start fine and warm on Sunday, though it is likely to become cloudier from the west or southwest during the day. This will be accompanied by scattered showers, which could be heavy with thunder.

“On Monday we're likely to see more widespread and longer-lived spells of rain, some of which will be heavy and thundery. This will also lead to a much cooler feel to the day.”

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