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Thunderstorms warning goes out for Cornwall

Thunderstorms warning goes out for Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 10:24am 23rd July 2019.

The Met Office has issued a thunderstorms warning for parts of Cornwall.

The yellow alert covers the areas north of Bodmin, stretching from Fowey on the south coast to Camelford on the north.

It will be in force from 6pm on Tuesday to 9am on Friday, as soaring temperatures spark hot days and muggy nights.

It comes as the whole of the south-west remains under a heat health warning, with a 70% chance of heatwave conditions.

What can we expect?

  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
  • There is a small chance of damage to property from lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
  • There is a small chance of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures
  • There is a small chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus

What is the forecast?

"Scattered thunderstorms are expected to affect parts of south-west and southern England this evening, moving north quickly across the UK overnight, clearing Scotland and eastern England by mid-morning on Wednesday.

"Although some places will miss the thunderstorms altogether, where they do occur there is the potential for frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds, as well as sudden downpours in a few places".

Met Office

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here or watch how to be prepared below...

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