Met Office seven hour Coventry yellow thunder warning with 'frequent lightning'

Thunder is set to hit later today (May 1)
Thunder is set to hit later today (May 1) -Credit:Adrian Meredith

The Met Office has issued a seven-hour yellow thunder warning for Coventry with 'frequent lightning'. It is in place from 11pm tonight (May 1) until 6am tomorrow morning (Thursday, May 2).

The West Midlands-wide warning states that thunderstorms are expected to move north-westwards and will bring 'spells of heavy rain accompanied by frequent lightning'. It adds there is potential for 15 to 25 mm of rain to fall in one or two hours.

The forecaster also warns that hail and gusty winds may also affect some areas in the region. The warning comes after a super sunny day across our region yesterday (April 30).

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The sunshine is set to make an appearance again over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. But it will be interspersed with rain showers.

However, the Met Office local online forecast said it is going to 'feel warm, particularly in any sunny spells'. It comes as a mini heatwave is set to hit parts of the UK this weekend.

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