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Thunderstorm warning issued for Cumbria

[T]he Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning for the Cumbria area.

Thundery showers are likely to become slow-moving over parts of northern England and southern Scotland this evening, perhaps merging into longer periods of thundery rain during Sunday night and Monday morning.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Some heavy, thundery downpours will break out from early afternoon.

“Many places should escape these downpours, but where they do occur torrential rain is possible and as much as 20 to 30 mm of rain could fall in an hour, or 40mm to 50mm in several hours.

“Lightning, hail and gusty winds may also result in some disruption.

“Any downpours that do occur will slowly ease during the evening.”

What to expect:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings.
  • 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
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

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