Thunderstorms and torrential downpours continue to threaten for the first half of the week in Bournemouth as the Met Office’s yellow weather warnings remain in place for the next two days.
While rain is essential to help restore parched grass and replenish water supplies, too much rain too quickly, especially after a drought, can cause flash floods.
Floods can cause problems on the roads, while lightning could also disrupt public transport such as buses and trains.
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Bournemouth yellow weather warning
Here are the current weather warnings across the UK for the next two days ⚠️
They are constantly reviewed and updated, so the latest information and details can be found here:
— Met Office (@metoffice) August 15, 2022
The weather warning currently in effect across most of the UK will remain in place until midnight tonight (August 16).
Although expected to be overcast but dry for most of the day, the worst weather is likely to arrive around 7pm when thunder and lightning is expected to last for a few hours.
While the rest of the country is set to take a break from severe weather after this, in the south a second weather warning kicks in at 9am tomorrow, remaining until midnight.
Again, the yellow alert warns of thunderstorms and heavy showers in places, which means some areas of the region will remain dry while others will be hit by a deluge.
Yellow weather warning for thunderstorms – what to expect
Met Office experts have compiled a list of disruptions that could occur over the next few days.
- Sea spray and flash flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and road closures
- A small chance that homes and businesses will be flooded quickly, with damage to buildings caused by floodwater, lightning, hail or high winds
- In the event of flooding or lightning, there is a risk of delays and cancellations of train and bus services
- A slight possibility of power outages may occur and other services to some homes and businesses may be lost
For more information, visit the Met Office website.