When will thunderstorms hit Devon: Met Office gives exact time

The Met Office has warned that 50mm of rain could fall in just two hours tomorrow (May 12) bringing a dramatic end to the current sunny weather. But when exactly is the thunderstorm due to hit Devon?

The forecaster, based in Exeter, issued a thunderstorm warning across parts of the UK that will put an end to this week's warm weather earlier this week. The severe weather alert is in place from 1pm to 11pm and warns of thunder and lightning, heavy rain and the possibility for flooded properties.

As much as 50mm of rain could fall in just two hours with the worst of it coming down mid-afternoon. Rain and hail however could fall as early as midday despite temperatures remaining as high as 23 degrees.

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The Met Office says tomorrow will bring: "A mostly dry and bright start with thundery showers developing in the east through the afternoon bringing heavy rain and possible hail. Clearing by the evening."

It said temperatures will remain warm with a maximum of 19 degrees across Devon. The forecaster says: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms could lead to some disruption in places, especially to travel. Isolated property flooding is possible." According to the Met Office, the storms will begin in the south and move north throughout the day.

The Met Office updated the warning on Sunday morning, with just parts of North Devon now affected by the weather warning.

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