Thunderstorm warnings issued for Hampshire with risk of flooding

A WEATHER warning for thunderstorms has been issued for parts of Hampshire this weekend.

Friday, 20th August 2021, 11:09 am

The yellow alert comes into force at noon tomorrow and runs until 10pm.

It has been issued for Basingstoke, Hook and north Hampshire.

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Thunderstorm warnings have been issued for parts of Hampshire. Picture: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images

On its website, the Met Office says: ‘Many places missing the worst, but heavy showers and thunderstorms may cause some transport disruption and perhaps flooding.

‘There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus.

‘Delays to train services are possible.

‘Some short term loss of power and other services is possible, with possible damage due to lightning strikes.

‘Flooding of a few homes and businesses could occur.’

The Met Office continues: ‘Following rain overnight and during the morning, heavier showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out by late morning.

‘These becoming more widespread into the afternoon, with torrential downpours possible in a few places, bringing around 20 mm of rain in less than an hour and 30-40 mm in a couple of hours.

‘Lightning and hail may prove additional hazards in some locations.’

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