UK weather: warnings of thunderstorms for Northern Ireland and south-west England | UK weather

A thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of south-west England and Northern Ireland on Tuesday, with thunderstorms likely to continue into the evening.

The Met Office also said “heavy” downpours, with up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain falling over several hours, were expected in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay and the west of Northern Ireland.

A yellow thunderstorm warning means frequent lightning strikes and hail are possible. Both warnings will remain in place until Tuesday at 9 p.m.

After thunderstorm warnings were issued across England and Wales on Saturday, severe weather continued in many areas, with Powys recording dozens of lightning strikes throughout the afternoon.

As part of the latest announcement, a yellow weather warning will also be in place for much of Wales and south-west England from 1pm to 8pm on Tuesday. This means sudden flooding or slow, heavy rain could occur in affected areas, causing disruption to transport and roads.

People are being told to expect splashing water and sudden flooding that could cause power outages, transport suspensions and damage to buildings.

“Heavy rain could be slow-moving and that’s the biggest problem,” Japan Meteorological Agency forecaster Amy Bokota said. The winds are very light at the moment, so when it does occur it can be very slow and violent. ”

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She added: “As far as where you can see it, it can be very intense and dramatic, but it’s not everywhere, and it can be perfectly clear in some places with no showers or thunderstorms.” There is,” he added.