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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.

A Yellow Alert of Rain for West Midlands : Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Telford and Wrekin, Worcestershire, Stoke-on-Trent, Warwickshire & West Midlands Conurbation.

Thunderstorms breaking out over parts of Northern Ireland later on Tuesday are expected to extend northeast to affect parts of Scotland overnight and into Wednesday morning. There is also potential for some severe thunderstorms to develop across Wales, northern England and the Midlands. Here, the risk is greatest during Wednesday, by which time the risk of storms will be reducing across the west of the yellow area - and then finally also reducing across the east of the area by Wednesday evening.

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 10:28 on Monday, 18th July 2016

Valid from 17:00 on Tuesday, 19th July 2016  until 18:00 on Wednesday, 20th 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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