Met Office warns of flooding and heavy rain ahead of weekend

PUBLISHED: 08:40 16 June 2016 | UPDATED: 08:40 16 June 2016

Heavy rain is predicted tomorrow.

Heavy rain is predicted tomorrow.

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Lightning and heavy downpours are forecasted for tomorrow (Friday), leading to the Met Office issuing a third weather warning in as many days.

It had already warned that torrential downpours could strike the West Country today (Thursday).

However, is now also concerned that the bad weather will cause problems tomorrow too (Friday).

Both warnings will last 12 hours from 10am.

The Met Office has put out a yellow warning, meaning it is reasonably likely there will be disruption.

Its spokesman said: “Heavy showers are expected to redevelop tomorrow, organising into slow-moving bands in places, and leading to some torrential downpours.

“As on preceding days some locations will miss these downpours, but please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel where they do occur. Lightning could be an additional hazard.

I”n addition to the residual, ongoing heavy showers overnight, the daily rise in temperature will once again trigger slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms.

“However, unlike preceding days the area affected is expected to gradually recede southwards and eastwards through the day.

“Once again, 15-25mm, and very locally in excess of 30mm could fall within an hour, bringing the risk of flooding, especially if across urban areas.”

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