THUNDER ALERT: Sheffield set for torrential downpours after new Met Office warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms this afternoon in an area including South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 12:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 4:52 pm

Take care if you are out and about today as we are expecting thunderstorms from 1.30pm.

The warning is in place from 1.30pm today (Tuesday June 16) to tomorrow.

A few places may see thunderstorms causing flooding and disruption.

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View of intercloud lightning at night (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

What to expect: Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

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

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

Some communities might become cut off if roads flood.

Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

Today any early cloud will slowly become confined to coastal areas, where it'll feel cool. Some warm sunny spells developing for most otherwise but a chance of afternoon showers, perhaps heavy and thundery, most likely over the Derbyshire hills. Maximum temperature 25 °C.

Tonight any showers will slowly die away during the evening, followed by a largely dry night with clear skies and light winds. The odd shower is still possible though. Minimum temperature 11 °C.

Wednesday: Another day of sunshine and scattered showers, heavier and more frequent in the west, perhaps locally thundery over the Derbyshire hills. A warm day though cooler along coasts. Maximum temperature 25 °C.