Hull weather latest as storm brings thunder, rain and hail

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Hull weather latest as storm brings thunder, rain and hail

Hull weather latest as storm brings thunder, rain and hail
2021-07-28 13:18:00
The Met Office has issued a six-hour weather warning for Hull and the East Riding with thunderstorms set to bring frequent lightning, heavy rain and even hail to some areas. An earlier warning had the storms isolated to the west of the country in the afternoon but the weatherfront is now travelling across northern England and is set to bring adverse weather to the area. Read more: Widower buys £825,000 home with garden where 'nothing can grow' The yellow warning comes into effect immediately and will expire at 7pm tonight when the worst of the weather is expected to have passed. The Met Office warning impact matrix rates the storms are rated as medium likelihood and low impact. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. The storms are set to bring between 20-30mm of rain fall an hour in some locations and hail of up to 2cm diameter is possible. Flash flooding has already hit other parts of England over the weekend with torrential storms in southern areas bringing more than 40mm of rain in just one day in some places. London Fire Brigade took more than 1,000 flooding-related calls on Sunday, with hospitals among the places impacted by the severe weather. The full warning from the Met Office reads: “Scattered thunderstorms may cause some transport disruption this afternoon. “Thunderstorms have developed across parts of the north Midlands and northern England this afternoon and are expected to continue until early evening. “Whilst some places will remain dry, a few locations are likely to see 20-30 mm of rain fall in an hour. Additionally, hail up to 2cm in diameter is possible as well as frequent lightning. A Met Office warning is in place across the region this afternoon (Image: Met Office) What to expect: Some flooding of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures Probably some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus Delays to train services are possible Some short term loss of power and other services is likely” For the latest headlines in your area enter your postcode below Yorkshire and Humber weather forecast Today: Showers likely developing during the morning, these bringing a low risk of thunder. Showers will merge into longer spells of rain, these will likely become heavy and thundery. Breezy with a fresh feel. Maxi

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