Met Office weather warning: Thunderstorm warning for Dorset

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across Dorset.

The weather service said the warning could see flooding affect the area on Sunday evening, with the warning currently active from 8pm on Sunday May 15 and 5am on Monday May 16.

What is a yellow thunderstorm warning?

According to the Met Office, during this yellow warning, expect the following:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses will soon be flooded, with damage to some buildings caused by floodwater, lightning or hail
  • In the event of flooding or lightning, there is a risk of delays and cancellations of train and bus services
  • Sea spray and flash flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a slight risk of power outages occurring and other services to some homes and businesses being lost

The Met Office said: ‘While locations affected by thunderstorms remain uncertain, a few locations may experience a combination of heavy rain, frequent lightning and hail overnight on Sunday. If thunderstorms develop they are expected to move north from the south coast on Sunday evening through parts of south Wales, southern England and East Anglia overnight before gradually weakening Monday morning. While some places will remain dry, a few places may see 20-30mm of rain fall in less than an hour, with frequent lightning and an additional chance of hail.

Keep up to date with warnings in your area on the Met Office website.

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