Thunderstorms set to hit Coventry this weekend amid highs of 24C

Thunderstorms are expected to hit Coventry and Warwickshire on Sunday
Thunderstorms are expected to hit Coventry and Warwickshire on Sunday -Credit:@MisfitsWorld20/PA Wire

Thunderstorms are set to hit Coventry and Warwickshire this weekend amid humid conditions and highs of 24C. Forecasters at the Met Office have issued a 10-hour weather warning for Sunday (May 12).

A yellow warning is in place for Coventry, Warwickshire and the West Midlands for heavy showers and thunderstorms which 'could lead to some disruption in places.' It will remain in place from 12pm to 10pm on Sunday (May 12).

Forecasters said the warning covers the whole of the West Midlands, including Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Birmingham, and stretches to as far as Scotland and Wales. Up to 30mm of rain is expected to fall in less than an hour, says the Met Office.

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Homes could be flooded quickly, and buildings could be damaged by floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong wind, says the Met Office. It could also affect those travelling in the region, as well as pose a risk of flooding, with a 'slight chance' of power cuts too, reports the Daily Mirror.

Train and bus services could also be cancelled in parts of the West Midlands. It is likely to be 'warm and humid' this weekend with 'an increasing risk of thunderstorms' and then looking to next week it is likely to become cooler with the region back to longer spells of rain, reports the Daily Mirror.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office Tony Wisson said: “Many places will start fine and warm on Sunday (May 12), though it is likely to become cloudier during the day, and this will be accompanied by scattered showers, which could be heavy with thunder.

“On Monday (May 13) we are likely to see more widespread and longer-lived spells of rain, some of which will be heavy and thundery, and this will also lead to a much cooler feel to the day.”

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