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Thunderstorm warning for Surrey and Hampshire

Thunderstorm warning for Surrey and Hampshire

Published by Carol Musgrave at 8:28am 12th August 2019. (Updated at 10:12am 12th August 2019)

The Met Office has issued a severe weather alert, warning of thunderstorms and heavy showers.

It is in place from 10am today (August 12) through to 7pm tonight.

Surrey and Hampshire could get around 25mm of rain in 1 hour and between 40mm and 60mm of rain in some places in 2-3 hours.

Lightning and hail are also possible.

The yellow alert warns us there could be a small chance of properties flooding quickly, damaging buildings.

Transport services could also be disrupted.

Drivers of warned of difficult conditions on the roads and the chance of road closures.

There is also a slight chance of power cuts.

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Surrey and Hampshire's five day forecast:

Monday will see a mixture of bright spells and scattered showers. These are likely to turn increasingly heavy during the afternoon with the risk of hail, thunder and lightning Maximum temperature 22 °C.

Sunny spells and scattered showers continuing for a time this evening, but gradually dying out later to leave a dry night with predominantly clear skies. Minimum temperature 9 °C.

Largely dry with long sunny spells during the morning. Patchy cloud increasing in the afternoon bringing the risk of some showers for a time. Becoming drier from the west later. Maximum temperature 23 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Becoming cloudy and windy on Wednesday with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. Sunny spells and a few showers Thursday before further rain and brisk winds develop on Friday.


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