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Met Office warning for thunderstorms and potential flooding for North-east later this week

Monday July 8th 2019 at 11:54 AM

Thunderstorms, heavy showers and potential flooding is expected across the North-east later this week.

The Met Office says some buildings could be damaged, travel could be disrupted and power could go out during a storm predicted to hit most of the country on Thursday.

The yellow warning comes into force at noon and lasts until 9pm that night.

People are urged to travel safely and take potential delays in road, rail, air and ferry traffic into account.

The warning says: “Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop during Thursday afternoon across parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.

“Whilst many areas will miss the heaviest rain, where heavy showers and thunderstorms do develop they will be slow-moving bringing the potential for 20-30 mm of rain in an hour and 40-50 mm in 2-3 hours. Showers and thunderstorms will gradually die out during Thursday evening.”

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