Met Office warns of weekend washout as weather warning is in force for Northamptonshire

Forecasters say storms could hit the county on Saturday

Friday, 20th August 2021, 11:13 am
Updated Friday, 20th August 2021, 11:14 am

Met Office experts have issued a weekend storm warning for Northampton.

Forecasters say many places will miss the worst but heavy showers and thunderstorms may cause some transport disruption and perhaps flooding on Saturday (August 21).

A Met Office statement said: "Following rain overnight and during the morning, heavier showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out by late morning.

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Forecasters are warning storms could hit Northamptonshire on Saturday

"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."

Tomorrow's warning covers a period from noon on Saturday through to 10pm.