WEATHER WARNING: Northamptonshire battered by storms over the next two days

Met Office issues alerts covering our county for both Tuesday and Wednesday

By Kevin Nicholls
Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 11:10 am
Today's Met Office weather warning covers the west of Northamptonshire
Today's Met Office weather warning covers the west of Northamptonshire

Parts of Northamptonshire is braced for a battering over two days as heavy rain, thunder and lightning as storms head into the county today (Tuesday).

Met Office Forecasters issued a warning at 10.24am covering a 16½-hour period from 1pm to 6am tomorrow morning, mostly affects the west of the county.

But a second warning for tomorrrow (Wednesday) covers the whole of the county with more storms forecast from noon.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms will break out across many parts of the UK on Tuesday afternoon.

"Some places will miss them, but where they do occur they will bring torrential downpours with 25 to 35 mm rain falling in an hour and perhaps 40 to 50 mm in two to three hours in one or two places.

"Lightning and hail will be additional hazards. These showers and thunderstorms will only slowly die out through the evening, but may persist across northwest England, southwest Scotland and perhaps eastern Northern Ireland into the early hours of Wednesday morning."

A second warning from 12noon until 9pm tomorrow (Wednesday) with more rain and storms across all of Northamptonshire.

Wednesday's warning covers the whole of the county