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THIRD thunderstorm warning for Cornwall within 48 hours

THIRD thunderstorm warning for Cornwall within 48 hours

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:34am 18th June 2020. (Updated at 11:20am 18th June 2020)

A THIRD thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Cornwall within the space of 48 hours.

The Met Office says the north and south east of the Duchy could be hit by further downpours and possible lightning strikes.

The severe alert has been extended, and is now in force from 11am on through until midnight on Thursday.

Flooding and travel disruption could also be caused by the heavy rain and storm, along with power problems.

What to expect:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life and there is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

"Heavy showers and thunderstorms may develop across southern England on Thursday.

"These could be slow-moving, giving some locally torrential downpours.

"In some places 20 to 25 mm of rain could fall in an hour with the potential for 30 to 40 mm in 2 or 3 hours in a few spots.

"Lightning could be an additional hazard."

Met Office

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