Thunderstorms warning issued by the Met Office for Dorset

Thunderstorms warning issued by the Met Office for Dorset

Thunderstorms warning issued by the Met Office for Dorset

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DON'T put your brollies away just yet - the Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain on Thursday.

The yellow 'be aware' alert for Dorset was issued at 11.20am today and is valid from 12pm until 9pm on Thursday. 

The warning says: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop across parts of south west England during Thursday afternoon, eventually dying out again during the evening.

"These showers are likely to be slow-moving and very localised, hence most places will miss them. But where they do occur there is potential for some heavy rain and the public should be aware of the risk of some localised flooding."

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "An unstable airmass across south west England on Thursday, in combination with high daytime temperatures, will bring the risk of some heavy thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening.

"Hourly rainfall rates of 20 to 30 mm in an hour are possible, and some of these thundery showers could also persist in a few spots for a number of hours, with a risk of surface water flooding."

Last week Dorset saw spectacular lightning show on Thursday night and the early hours of Saturday morning as thunderstorms rolled across the county. See all the pictures in a gallery here

 

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1:07pm Wed 23 Jul 14

aboobica says...

Not tomorrow evening, don't you mean Friday morning? lol
Not tomorrow evening, don't you mean Friday morning? lol aboobica
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1:47pm Wed 23 Jul 14

In Absentia says...

The opening line says: 'Don't put your brollies away just yet'. Brilliant advice for a thunderstorm, you might as well have added 'Go out and play golf and shelter under a tree'.
The opening line says: 'Don't put your brollies away just yet'. Brilliant advice for a thunderstorm, you might as well have added 'Go out and play golf and shelter under a tree'. In Absentia
  • Score: 8

3:48pm Wed 23 Jul 14

spooki says...

Believe when I see it. We never had the last thing they warned us about. Do these 'experts' get paid for this?
Believe when I see it. We never had the last thing they warned us about. Do these 'experts' get paid for this? spooki
  • Score: 7

4:06pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Old Colonial says...

spooki wrote:
Believe when I see it. We never had the last thing they warned us about. Do these 'experts' get paid for this?
It just says "...parts of south west England". Doesn't specify which parts, and it's a very big place.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Believe when I see it. We never had the last thing they warned us about. Do these 'experts' get paid for this?[/p][/quote]It just says "...parts of south west England". Doesn't specify which parts, and it's a very big place. Old Colonial
  • Score: 2

5:22pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Broomers2003 says...

aboobica wrote:
Not tomorrow evening, don't you mean Friday morning? lol
"The yellow 'be aware' alert for Dorset was issued at 11.20am today and is valid from 12pm until 9pm on Thursday."

No, they mean tomorrow evening...
[quote][p][bold]aboobica[/bold] wrote: Not tomorrow evening, don't you mean Friday morning? lol[/p][/quote]"The yellow 'be aware' alert for Dorset was issued at 11.20am today and is valid from 12pm until 9pm on Thursday." No, they mean tomorrow evening... Broomers2003
  • Score: 5

4:16pm Thu 24 Jul 14

FerryFan says...

Please can we have some snow?
Please can we have some snow? FerryFan
  • Score: 0

7:44pm Thu 24 Jul 14

NylodScraggs says...

What a beautiful day. Please can we have more of these weather warnings.
What a beautiful day. Please can we have more of these weather warnings. NylodScraggs
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