Yellow warning: Met Office predicts thunderstorms to hit Dorset

A YELLOW weather warning has been issued for parts of Dorset ahead of expected thunderstorms tomorrow.

The Met Office has issued the weather warning due to thunderstorms expected to hit eastern Dorset, covering Sturminster Newton, Gillingham and A354.

The Met Office imposed the yellow weather warning starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday July 3 and said heavy rains could cause disruption throughout the day.

There is a small chance that homes and businesses will be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from flooding, lightning or hail, the Met Office has said.

Met Office thunderstorm warning covers parts of Dorset

What to expect from the Met Office weather warning

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses will flood quickly, with damage to some buildings from flooding, lightning, or hail
  • In the event of flooding or lightning, there is a risk of delay and cancellation of train and bus services
  • Spray and flash flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities will be isolated by flooded roads.
  • There is a slight chance that power outages could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.




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