Lightning, hail and strong winds: Met Office issues yellow weather warning

Lightning, hail and strong winds: Met Office issues yellow warning for Saturday

Lightning, hail and strong winds: Met Office issues yellow warning for Saturday

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MAKE the most of the glorious sunshine while it lasts as things are set to take an unsettled turn by the weekend with lightning, hail and gusty winds forecast.

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for Saturday which is valid from 3am until 11.55pm. 

The alert, which covers Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset, says: "Areas of heavy, thundery showers may develop over England and Wales from early on Saturday before moving northwards during the day.

"The development of these is uncertain but where they do form some torrential downpours are possible with frequent lightning, hail and locally strong gusts.

"Significant flooding is possible where these do occur from surface water as well as small, fast responding watercourses. The frequent lightning, hail and strong gusts could also be an additional hazard.

"The public should be aware of the risk of disruption from any of these elements."

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Following a build of very warm and humid air from mid-week onwards there is the potential for the development of large thunderstorms over England and Wales from early on Saturday.

"In this situation large amounts of energy are available in the atmosphere and this coupled with high moisture content can lead to torrential downpours along with frequent lightning activity, hail and locally strong gusts.

"In this situation many elements need to come together at the same time to form these thunderstorms and so there remains large uncertainty in their development."

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1:14pm Tue 15 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

Of course the weather is changing as my husband has a week off and the schools will finish soon!
Of course the weather is changing as my husband has a week off and the schools will finish soon! hamworthygirl
  • Score: 12

2:13pm Tue 15 Jul 14

caapprentice says...

The article says 'The alert, which covers Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset'
I thought that for many years both those towns have been situated in Dorset - when did they get moved?
The article says 'The alert, which covers Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset' I thought that for many years both those towns have been situated in Dorset - when did they get moved? caapprentice
  • Score: 6

3:54pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

Not another yellow alert, wasn't there one for last week and all we got were a few spits of rain, don't listen to them, take each day as it comes.
Not another yellow alert, wasn't there one for last week and all we got were a few spits of rain, don't listen to them, take each day as it comes. Hessenford
  • Score: 22

6:02pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Old Colonial says...

How did we ever survive without these 'alerts'? Always thought that summer thunderstorms were the norm. For centuries farmers have dreaded their timing when it came to harvesting. Loose your crop and you starve....rather more serious than a bit of disruption on the roads for an hour or so.
How did we ever survive without these 'alerts'? Always thought that summer thunderstorms were the norm. For centuries farmers have dreaded their timing when it came to harvesting. Loose your crop and you starve....rather more serious than a bit of disruption on the roads for an hour or so. Old Colonial
  • Score: 7

7:14pm Tue 15 Jul 14

on-the-sunny-side says...

be warned people. its summer.
be warned people. its summer. on-the-sunny-side
  • Score: 6

12:04am Wed 16 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

My trusty Fir Cone says occasional light showers sprinkled with intermittent valium and westons cider. A good weelend is ahead.
My trusty Fir Cone says occasional light showers sprinkled with intermittent valium and westons cider. A good weelend is ahead. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -1

8:45pm Wed 16 Jul 14

P Barker says...

Better check the headlines in the Daily Express, they are always spot on with forecasts .... ha !. I bet Thursdays will be "50 A Day To Die In Killer Heatwave" - or some such wild exaggeration.
Better check the headlines in the Daily Express, they are always spot on with forecasts .... ha !. I bet Thursdays will be "50 A Day To Die In Killer Heatwave" - or some such wild exaggeration. P Barker
  • Score: 2

8:02am Thu 17 Jul 14

justme20092009 says...

blah blah blah
blah blah blah justme20092009
  • Score: 0

9:02pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Arthur Maureen says...

P Barker wrote:
Better check the headlines in the Daily Express, they are always spot on with forecasts .... ha !. I bet Thursdays will be "50 A Day To Die In Killer Heatwave" - or some such wild exaggeration.
Better than the usual Express reports of the death of Princess Di conspiracies and rants about immigrants / bin collections.. hang on, that could be the echo
[quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: Better check the headlines in the Daily Express, they are always spot on with forecasts .... ha !. I bet Thursdays will be "50 A Day To Die In Killer Heatwave" - or some such wild exaggeration.[/p][/quote]Better than the usual Express reports of the death of Princess Di conspiracies and rants about immigrants / bin collections.. hang on, that could be the echo Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 0

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