Thunderstorm warning upgraded for Burnham-On-Sea area
summer weather is set to be replaced by violent thunderstorms
on Saturday, the Met Office has warned.
Met Office has today (Friday) upgraded its warning for heavy rain,
lightning and thunder from yellow to an amber warning as this week's mini-heatwave is predicted to set off
major storm activity.
week's sunny weather, pictured above, has seen soaring temperatures - but these will come to an end on Saturday.
Torrential rain and storms are predicted to cause localised flooding and strong
winds on Saturday, say forecasters.
will be areas of heavy and thundery showers developing over the
area from early on Saturday before moving northwards during the
spokesman for the Met Office said: "The development of these
is uncertain but where they do form some torrential downpours
are possible with frequent lightning, hail and locally strong
flooding is possible where these do occur from surface water as
well as small, fast responding watercourses. The frequent lightning,
hail and strong gusts could also be an additional hazard."
spokesman added: "The public should be aware of the risk
of disruption from any of these elements. This alert is likely
to be updated in the coming days. Following a build of very warm
and humid air from mid-week onwards there is the potential for
the development of large thunderstorms over England and Wales
from early on Saturday.
this situation large amounts of energy are available in the atmosphere
and this coupled with high moisture content can lead to torrential
downpours along with frequent lightning activity, hail and locally