Preston said to prepare for thunderstorms on Monday

A yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Monday August 15 across the country, including Preston.













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The Met Office said: ‘While some places remain dry, thunderstorms are likely to develop on Monday bringing locally heavy rain and possible disruption.

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The warning includes:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses will be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from 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.
  • Spray and flash flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
  • There is a low risk of power outages occurring and other services to some homes and businesses being lost.

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