Now storms heading our way on Friday as Met Office issues yet another weather warning for Northamptonshire

At last some good news though...forecasters promise sunshine for Bank Holiday weekend

By Kevin Nicholls
Thursday, 27th August 2020, 1:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th August 2020, 1:51 pm
The latest Met Office warning covers the whole of Northamptonshire
The latest Met Office warning covers the whole of Northamptonshire

Met Office experts have issued yet another weather warning for Northamptonshire with heavy storms heading our way on Friday.

Follopwing the 60mph gusts as Storm Francis battered the county on Monday, forecasters are saying all areas are at risk of rain on Thursday afternoon then heavy showers and thunder developing from around lunchtime tomorrow and peaking during the afternoon for many.

Areas of heavy rain are moving eastwards across central parts of England on Thursday, bringing up to 30 or 40mm in five or six hours in a few areas — enough to cause a lot of surface water and some flooding on roads.

And while some places will miss tomorrow's heavier rain, other locations could see around 20mm within an hour and perhaps 30-40mm in around three hours — again, enough to cause issues on the roads.

Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Frank Saunders, said: “We’ve seen a real mix of weather this August — a heatwave earlier this month and in the last week we’ve had two named storms bringing very wet and windy weather across the country.

“At least with high pressure on the way this weekend we’re going to end the month with much more settled weather, with plenty of late summer sunshine for many. It’ll be a dry weekend for most areas too, though eastern areas can expect a few heavy showers on Saturday.

“It’ll feel quite cool despite the sunshine, as northerly winds bring below average temperatures for the time of year with highs of around 16 to 18°C. At night it’ll feel really quite chilly, with temperatures dropping to single figures for most."

Friday's yellow warning covers all of the Midlands and East Anglia over a period from 11am to 7pm.

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