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Thunderstorm warning issued for Cumbria

Thunderstorms may bring some temporary disruption to travel and power supplies.

Although not everywhere will get one, heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to break out across central and northern England during Wednesday afternoon, easing from the south during the evening.

These thunderstorms bring the potential for lightning strikes and hail, with sudden downpours and gusty winds.

What to expect

  • Possible damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes. Some short term loss of power and other services is likely, with possible delays to train services
  • There is a good chance that driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible

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