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Met Office – Yellow Warning for Rain

A Yellow Warning for Rain has been issued for rain for several regions including the West Midlands.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms will break out during the late morning and afternoon before slowly fading this evening. Whilst some places will miss the heaviest showers, where showers do occur they are likely to be prolonged allowing some large amounts of rain tofall. 

Please be aware of the potential for localised flooding and disruption to travel.
Whilst most places will miss the worst, please be aware of the risk of flash flooding. Frequent lightning, large hail and strong winds could be additional hazards. All of this could lead to some flooding of homes, businesses and transport networks. Disruption to power is also possible.

Issued by the Met Office at 09:01 on Friday, 22nd July 2016

Valid from 11:10 on Friday, 22nd July 2016  until 22:00 on Friday, 22nd July 2016.

For more details please go to: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings

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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