Met issues thunderstorm warning for North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 13:55 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:09 23 July 2019

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms. Picture: Timmay Curtis

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms. Picture: Timmay Curtis

Timmay Curtis

Thunderstorms could hit North Somerset this evening (Tuesday), leading to power cuts and travel delays.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms between 6pm and 9am tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

Storms moving north could cause power cuts could occur and other services to homes and businesses could be also be lost

It also believes there is a small chance property could be damaged by lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

Driving conditions may also be affected by spray, standing water and hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus.

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A Met Office spokesman said: "Thunderstorms can occur at any time of the year but it is during the summer months when thunderstorms in the UK are most likely to produce large hail, gusty winds and torrential downpours that can cause disruption to transport networks and damage property.

"One of the most notable aspects of thunderstorms can be the localised nature of the impacts they could bring.

"This, in particular, can be the case with rainfall amounts, with big differences in amounts that fall from one place to another and over a very short distance.

"This can make driving conditions very hazardous.

"Other hazards include hail, decreased visibility, sudden gusty winds, standing water and of course lightning."

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