Warning of thundery showers on Saturday issued by the Met Office

Warning of thundery showers on Saturday issued by the Met Office

Warning of thundery showers on Saturday issued by the Met Office

First published in News

SUMMER may be officially here but if you were planning on packing away your raincoat this weekend you might want to think again.

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset on Saturday, which is valid from 12.15am until 11.45pm.

The warning says: “Thundery downpours are expected to affect parts of England, Wales and southern counties of Scotland during Saturday.

“The public should be aware of the potential for localised flooding due to the intensity of these storms, although at this stage the location of the heaviest rainfall is uncertain.”

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Warm, humid air is likely to be pulled northwards from France late on Friday and during Saturday. Within this airmass, there is an increasing likelihood that heavy, thundery showers will break out.

“It is likely that many places within the current broad warning area will miss the worst of the storms; over the next few days it may be possible to focus on the areas most at risk."

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3:31pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Lewcee says...

Issued for "Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset"...what rot. The area specified on the MET Office Maps is for the WHOLE of England & Wales, & the Scottish Borders, except the "Tips" of the Lizard in Cornwall. Nothing special about this area at all. Await further updates, the accuracy will improve the nearer we get to the weekend. "Don't Panic!".
Issued for "Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset"...what rot. The area specified on the MET Office Maps is for the WHOLE of England & Wales, & the Scottish Borders, except the "Tips" of the Lizard in Cornwall. Nothing special about this area at all. Await further updates, the accuracy will improve the nearer we get to the weekend. "Don't Panic!". Lewcee
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9:02pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Old Colonial says...

What a load of bo***ks! Has it really come to that point when the press have to 'warn' us about perfectly normal seasonal weather?
What a load of bo***ks! Has it really come to that point when the press have to 'warn' us about perfectly normal seasonal weather? Old Colonial
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