Yellow weather warning issued for north west

Yellow warnings are in place for thunder on Sunday evening
Yellow warnings are in place for thunder on Sunday evening -Credit:Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms on Sunday evening across the north west.

Heavy rainfall and flooding could lead to travel disruption and there is a risk of isolated flooding to some properties.

Heavy showers, some thundery, are likely to break out over parts of western Scotland during Sunday afternoon, heading south into Cumbria and Lancashire. Further spells of heavy rain, with a chance of thunder in places follows from the south during Sunday evening.


Some intense downpours are possible in a few places, giving 20 to 30 mm in less than hour and perhaps 30-50 mm over 2 to 3 hours leading to surface water flooding.

Residents are advised to be prepared for power cuts by having torches and batteries, a mobile power bank and essentials where they can be easily located. Prepare for journeys by checking travel conditions before you set off.

If you find yourself outside and hear thunder, protect yourself by finding a safe enclosed shelter (such as a car). Do not shelter under or near trees, or other structures which may be struck by lightning. If you are on an elevated area move to lower ground.

Be prepared for weather warnings to change quickly: when a weather warning is issued, the Met Office recommends staying up to date with the weather forecast in your area.

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