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Yellow warning for thunderstorms in Crawley

The Met Office warn of possible delays to travel and ‘a slight chance that power cuts could occur’.

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The Met Office has issued a ‘Yellow weather warning’ for thunderstorms today, which could lead to ‘difficult driving conditions and some road closures’.

The yellow warning spreads across most areas in the South East of England, and even effects some of London.

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Thunderstorms are expected to hit between 12.00pm and 19.00pm today (5 July).

The Met Office has said that some parts of the South East will see little rain but thunderstorms in the afternoon are ‘likely’ to bring torrential rain, hail and lightning to a few places.

The Met Office has outlined what to expect:

“Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes or hail.

“There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

“There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.”

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The Met Office forecast is for rain and thunderstorms in Crawley to last until 16.00pm, after which skies will be clearer and temperatures will be around 24°C.

Tomorrow temperatures are expected to reach highs of 27°C and skies should be clear for most of the day.

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Yellow weather warning issued as Crawley braces for strong winds

‘Potential for very strong winds on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday morning,’ Met Office warns.

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The weather warning will continue to be in place until Friday morning (21 September).

The Met Office has issued a ‘Yellow Weather Warning’ for wind which will impact Crawley residents over the next couple of days.

Gusts of 60-65mph will be possible as an area of strong winds is likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England during Thursday evening before spreading further eastwards across England.

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The weather warning will be in effect from 6pm tomorrow evening (20 September) through to Friday morning at 9am.

The Met Office said:

“Most likely we will see gusts of 45-50 mph in a few spots inland as well as more widely around exposed coasts. However, there is a small chance that stronger winds will develop in some areas with 60-65 mph gusts possible, particularly overnight into Friday across eastern England. The strong winds will accompanied by short-lived outbreaks of very heavy rain in places.”

The Met Office has also said there is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches. This could also bring the chance of injuries and danger to life.

“There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected.

“There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.”

A ‘Yellow weather warning’ for wind will be in place from 6pm tomorrow (20 September).

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