Met Office issues yellow weather warning for thunderstorms and heavy downpours on Teesside

Thunderstorms and heavy rain predicted
Thunderstorms and heavy rain predicted -Credit:Derby Telegraph

A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms has been issued on Teesside.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms on Monday will bring a chance of disruption to parts of northern England, the Met Office states. The weather warning is in place from 1pm to 9pm and covers all of Teesside and much of the North-east.

However, the Met Office weather forecast for Middlesbrough shows an overcast day until around 4pm which then changes to overcast for the remainder of the Bank Holiday. There’s around a 10% chance of precipitation throughout the day, which only changes to 20% at 8pm, despite the yellow weather warning that’s in place.

Temperatures of between 12 to 15 degrees are expected on Monday, with it dropping to 11 degrees at 9pm. Elsewhere there’s a 40% chance of light rain in Hartlepool and Darlington at 3pm.

The yellow weather warning affects North-east England including Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton. The warning states: “Thunderstorms and heavy downpours are likely to break out in some places this afternoon and evening. Although not all places will catch these storms and downpours, where they do occur 20 to 40 mm rain may fall in some places in an hour or two.”

What to Expect

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

  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads

  • 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 that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life