WEATHERWATCH: Thunder, hail, heavy rain heading into county on Saturday afternoon

What a difference a week makes .. high-20s last week now temperatures struggling to get into the teens

By Kevin Nicholls
Saturday, 6th June 2020, 2:03 pm
Met Office rainfall radar showed storms heading into the county just after 1pm
Met Office rainfall radar showed storms heading into the county just after 1pm

Weather watchers are warning of thunderstorms heading for parts of Northamptonshire on Saturday afternoon (June 6).

The Met Office rainfall radar showed two areas of heavy rain blowing southwards into the county.

And Northamptonshire Weather tweeted at just after 1pm: "A thunderstorm is moving into the north of the county at the moment heading towards Welford.

"Torrential rain, hail and gusty winds expected as this storm tracks southeast through the county."

Strong winds gusting through Northamptonshire are expected to die down during the evening but temperatures are struggling to even get into the low teens at about 11° or 12°C.

All this comes a week after the county roasted in temperatures in the high-20s with no significant rain for more than a month.

More heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow (Sunday) arriving in late morning.

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