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Met Office – Amber Warning for Rain – Saturday 19 July 2014

Update as at 11:35 – 18 July 2014

A Warning has been issued for the following regions

– London & South East England (Amber)

– South West England (Amber)

– Wales (Amber)

– West Midlands (Amber)

– North West England (Amber)

– East Midlands (Amber)

– East of England (Amber)

– Yorkshire & Humber (Amber)

– North East England (Amber)

 Several areas of heavy, thundery showers will develop over England and Wales from Friday night before moving northwards during Saturday. Not everywhere within the warning area will see thunderstorms, and indeed some spells of warm sunshine are expected at times, but where thunderstorms do form, some torrential downpours are likely with frequent lightning, large hail and locally strong gusts. Significant flooding is possible where these do occur from surface water as well as from small, fast-responding watercourses.

The public should be prepared for the risk of disruption from any of these elements.

Issued by the Met Office at 11:23 on Friday, 18th July 2014

Valid from 00:15 on Saturday, 19th July 2014

      until 23:45 on Saturday, 19th July 2014

 

A Met Office Yellow Warning of Rain has been issued for Saturday which covers a number of areas including the West Midlands.

Valid from – 19  July 2014, 0:05hrs
Valid to – 19 July 2014, 23:55 hrs

Areas of heavy, thundery showers will develop from Friday evening onwards throughout the UK. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption and flooding in places.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

For more detailed information please go to the Met Office Website http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_warnings.html 

Plan journeys accordingly and check for travel disruption at   http://www.help2travel.co.uk/mattisse/index.htm  .  Take extra care when driving.  Further useful websites, telephone lines and twitter accounts, that may help you to prepare for your journey, are listed on our traffic and travel page

The Environment Agency and Public Health England have produced a Flood Leaflet titled ‘Flooding: Advice for the Public’ which can be downloaded by clicking this link: Jan2014_PHE_EA_Flooding Advice for the Public Guide

Visit our Specific Risk – Flooding pages for further information.

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