Hail, heavy showers and thunderstorms - Met Office issues weather warning

Bournemouth Echo: Hail, heavy showers and thunderstorms - Met Office issues weather warning Hail, heavy showers and thunderstorms - Met Office issues weather warning

HEAVY rain showers, hail and thunderstorms could cause flooding and disruption across Dorset and the New Forest on Friday and Saturday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain across Bournemouth, Poole and parts of Dorset between 4am on Friday and 9pm on Saturday.

Organisers of outdoor events have been warned of "potential disruption".

A spokesperson said: “Showers will become heavy and thundery across southwestern parts of England and Wales early on Friday, moving northeast to affect other areas south of The Wash to North Wales during the day.

“Some reduction in activity is expected overnight, before further slow moving heavy and thundery downpours develop during Saturday, easing from the north later.

“The public should be aware that the resulting downpours may lead to localised flooding and potential disruption to transport and outdoor events.”

The chief forecaster added: “A slack area of low pressure is expected to extend eastwards across southern UK on Friday and Saturday, bringing with it moist and deeply unstable air.

“Daytime heating will assist the development of heavy showers and thunderstorms.

“These are likely to become slow-moving and organised into bands giving some places 15-20 mm of rain in an hour or less and perhaps 40 mm in 2 or 3 hours.

“Hail and lightning will be additional hazards. As with the nature of showers, some places will escape the heavier ones.”

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12:33pm Thu 26 Jun 14

BarrHumbug says...

Must be Glastonbury time again....... :D
Must be Glastonbury time again....... :D BarrHumbug
  • Score: 12

1:36pm Thu 26 Jun 14

spooki says...

Thanks for the photo of people with umbrellas! Whenever it's been raining I only see wet people, not sensible folk with umbrellas or coats.
Thanks for the photo of people with umbrellas! Whenever it's been raining I only see wet people, not sensible folk with umbrellas or coats. spooki
  • Score: 4

2:39pm Thu 26 Jun 14

The Liberal says...

About time we had some rain. Bring it on.
About time we had some rain. Bring it on. The Liberal
  • Score: 6

3:03pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

The Liberal wrote:
About time we had some rain. Bring it on.
Agree. I'm fed up with Betty Swallocks.
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: About time we had some rain. Bring it on.[/p][/quote]Agree. I'm fed up with Betty Swallocks. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 6

3:48pm Thu 26 Jun 14

TheDistrict says...

The Met Office and/or the Echo got that one wrong. For 4am Friday read 3pm Thursday.
The Met Office and/or the Echo got that one wrong. For 4am Friday read 3pm Thursday. TheDistrict
  • Score: 7

11:08pm Thu 26 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Must be Glastonbury time again....... :D
There's much more to it than that, what about the cricket season and Wimbledon fortnight? :-)
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Must be Glastonbury time again....... :D[/p][/quote]There's much more to it than that, what about the cricket season and Wimbledon fortnight? :-) breamoreboy
  • Score: 1

8:08am Fri 27 Jun 14

live-and-let-live says...

can we just have a weather report or weather information please? being warned implies danger. getting wet isn't dangerous.
can we just have a weather report or weather information please? being warned implies danger. getting wet isn't dangerous. live-and-let-live
  • Score: 4

11:42am Fri 27 Jun 14

justme20092009 says...

blah blah blah
blah blah blah justme20092009
  • Score: 0

2:49pm Fri 27 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

Hmmm...bright sunshine at 2.30 Friday!
Hmmm...bright sunshine at 2.30 Friday! s-pb2
  • Score: 2

6:36pm Fri 27 Jun 14

NylodScraggs says...

6:35pm on Friday. What a beautiful day we've had in Poole. Could have organised a barbeque tonight ... but somebody got the forecast a bit wrong. Is this the same people to tell us what sort of winter to expect?
6:35pm on Friday. What a beautiful day we've had in Poole. Could have organised a barbeque tonight ... but somebody got the forecast a bit wrong. Is this the same people to tell us what sort of winter to expect? NylodScraggs
  • Score: 1

12:28am Sat 28 Jun 14

Mrs C. A Townend says...

NylodScraggs wrote:
6:35pm on Friday. What a beautiful day we've had in Poole. Could have organised a barbeque tonight ... but somebody got the forecast a bit wrong. Is this the same people to tell us what sort of winter to expect?
I agree. I was out Friday and the weather wasn't as reported here.
[quote][p][bold]NylodScraggs[/bold] wrote: 6:35pm on Friday. What a beautiful day we've had in Poole. Could have organised a barbeque tonight ... but somebody got the forecast a bit wrong. Is this the same people to tell us what sort of winter to expect?[/p][/quote]I agree. I was out Friday and the weather wasn't as reported here. Mrs C. A Townend
  • Score: 0

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