Thunderstorm warning for Coventry after lightning strikes overnight

The Met Office says thunder could hit Coventry with a mixture of hail, too. The latest local online forecast says there could be thunderstorms today (May 16).

This will be followed by heavy showers tomorrow (May 17) with 'hail and thunder' in the afternoon. It comes after flashes of lightning struck our area last night.

In Nuneaton a bright flash of lightning was followed by a short but very sharp shower at around 10pm last night (May 15). Nationally there have been warnings about 'monster' thunderstorms and this is set to continue into today.

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As we head into the weekend, the weather locally is set to settle a little with the Met Office saying it will 'feel warm in the sunshine, but there will be a risk of showers. The latest local forecast is below:


A rather cloudy start, with rain spreading westwards as the day progresses. The rain could be heavy at times in the north. Some drier and brighter spells possible in the south, this triggering a few thunderstorms. Feeling warm and muggy. Maximum temperature 20C.


Heavy rain will tend to ease as we head through the evening. Staying cloudy overnight, with further light rain and drizzle at times. Minimum temperature 10C.


A grey, damp start to the morning but soon brightening up with sunny spells developing. Scattered showers forming by the afternoon, some heavy with hail and thunder. Warm and humid. Maximum temperature 21C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday

Overnight cloud will give way to sunny spells each day. Staying mostly dry, but the risk of a few showers in places. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

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