Thunderstorms forecast for Lancs again and when they’ll hit your area
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 16, 2020
Lancashire and the wider North West was battered by torrential rain, thunder, and lightning yesterday (June 15) as grim weather set in across the county, although the sun was back out come the evening.
A Met Office weather warning for thunderstorms had been in place from 1pm until 9pm; the second warning in just three days following Saturday’s thunderstorm warning.
And while no further warnings are in place for the time being, thunderstorms and torrential rain are predicted to batter Lancashire as the week progresses.
Today is set to be mild, with a small thunderstorm window in the likes of Burnley and Lancaster.
But Wednesday (June 17) is set to see the worst of it, with thunderstorms predicted from midday to 5pm across Lancashire.
According to the Met Office, Preston looks like it will be the worst hit, with a 60% chance of thunderstorms between these hours.
Heavy rain is also expected in the morning.
Blackburn isn’t expected to fair much better, with a 70% chance of thunderstorms between 12pm and 3pm following on from a morning of heavy rain.
A 50% chance of thunderstorms is also expected in Burnley between 4pm and 6pm.
The town also has a 70% chance of thunderstorms this afternoon between the hours of 5pm and 7pm, meaning residents should be vigilant if they are planning on leaving the house.
Lancaster also has a 50% chance of thunderstorms this afternoon from 5pm to 6pm, but is otherwise overcast for the day.
The city should expect thunderstorms tomorrow from 3pm to 6pm, with a 70% likelihood of them occurring.
Blackpool looks like it will get the best of the weather, with no extreme forecasts predicted by the Met Office.
Instead, there will be light scattered showers over the next few days.
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