Weather warning issued with storms and heavy rain across Leicestershire

The Met Office has issued a ‘Yellow’ weather warning for most of Leicestershire, with heavy rain and storms predicted for tomorrow.

The warning applies between 11am and midnight on Thursday 31 May.

The warning states this could lead to flooding of homes and businesses, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds and power cuts.

Much of Leicestershire will see heavy rainfall

Spray and sudden flooding could also lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures, with a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Thunderstorms are expected to move northwards into southern and some eastern parts of England during Thursday morning, with further heavy showers and thunderstorms developing across a wider area during the course of the afternoon and evening.”

“There is the potential for 30-40 mm of rain to fall in an hour and perhaps as much as 60-80 mm in 2-3 hours. As well as this, frequent lightning and large hail are possible.”

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