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Thunderstorms set to end Spalding-area's mini heatwave as Met Office issues weather and flood warning




The mini heatwave South Holland is currently enjoying could be brought to an end by thunderstorms.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the area which is in place from 12pm on Friday until 6am Saturday.

Residents across the area have been basking in temperatures in the high 20s and the forecast predicts they'll remain high today and tomorrow.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunder storms. (37196847)
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunder storms. (37196847)

But now the nation's weather service is predicting thunderstorms are set to hit parts of the county including South Holland, bringing the sunshine to an abrupt end.

It said there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

There could be a direct impact on roads and public transport with delays likely to train and bus services.

There is also a small chance some communities may be cut off by flooded roads and power cuts could occur.

The Met Office forecast said: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out on Friday afternoon and evening.

"Many places will miss the storms, but where they do occur, torrential downpours could bring 30-50mm rain in an hour, with hail and lightning."



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