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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 warning for thunderstorms in Crawley, Met Office warns

Met Office has yet again warned of thunderstorms in the area. Will we actually see them this time?

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The Met Office has announced a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms will be in effect today (20 July).

The warning covers the whole of the south east and will be in place from 2pm today.

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The Met Office has said that ‘spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions with the possibility of road closures’.

However, after the previous weather warning on 5 July, many locals will have some reservations about today’s storm.

Branding weather forecasts in this country as ‘unpredictable’ would probably be an understatement. As the whole town sat waiting for lightening to come crashing down earlier this month… it never did.

But the Met Office has said although most areas will remain dry, there is ‘the potential for slow-moving thundery downpours’ for some.

The weather warning will be in effect from 2pm until midnight tonight.

Temperatures are expected to pick up again next week. Monday will see highs of 27°C and the rest of the week looks sunny, dry and warm.

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