Yellow Warning: Thunderstorm

The Met Office has issued the following Yellow Warning for Thunderstorms in the South West between 16:00 Thursday 25th and 09:00 Friday 26th June.

Thunderstorms may develop across parts of western UK late on Thursday (25th June) afternoon and into the evening. A larger area of thunderstorms is then expected to move northeastwards overnight into Friday. Many places will miss the worst of the storms but where they do occur torrential downpours could bring 30-40 mm rain in less than two hours. Lightning and hail are also likely to be additional hazards. Whilst many places will be dry or see little rain, thunderstorms may cause flooding and disruption in a few places. 

Please take extra caution when passing a coastal area (Porthcressa Beach, Old Town Beach, Mermaid Car Park, the Garrison etc.). It is recommended that caution is exercised at least 2 hours either side of high tide due to the wave climate and high water levels. In addition to wave and sea over-topping, there may be a risk of flying debris. Where possible take alternate routes.


High Tide: 20:38 Thursday 25th


If life is at risk, CALL 999


Publishing date: 
Wednesday, 24 June, 2020