Thunderstorms and heavy rain warning issued for Devon

PUBLISHED: 13:41 16 June 2020 | UPDATED: 13:41 16 June 2020

An amazing picture of lightning over Westward Ho!'s 'haunted house' by Andy Davey. Picture: Andy Davey Photography

An amazing picture of lightning over Westward Ho!'s 'haunted house' by Andy Davey. Picture: Andy Davey Photography

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The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms across Devon over the next two days and for heavy rain on Thursday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms and rain over Devon and Cornwall on Tuesday afternoon. Picture: Met OfficeThe Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms and rain over Devon and Cornwall on Tuesday afternoon. Picture: Met Office

A warning in force from 1.30pm today (Tuesday, June 16) until 6am tomorrow says slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms will break out across many parts of the UK including Devon and Cornwall.

It said some places will miss them but where they do occur they will bring torrential downpours with up to 35mm of rain in an hour, as well as the risk of lightning and hail.

A yellow warning is also in place for Wednesday from 12noon until 9pm, with the risk of more storms and potential for localised flooding.

Thursday’s warning is for heavy rain that will mostly affect southern England but could impact some parts of Devon too.

Lightning over Exmouth. Picture: Ian BatemanLightning over Exmouth. Picture: Ian Bateman

If you get any great photos or video of the storms in the next few days, why not share them with us by emailing newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk or sending your video via a file sharing service.


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