Met Office issues rain warning for Darlington

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain in Darlington tomorrow (Wednesday, July 1st, 2015).

The national weather service is predicting “isolated, heavy and possibly severe thunderstorms to develop late Wednesday afternoon across parts of Northern England and Southern Scotland”.

The warning continued: “Some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding, with hail and frequent lightning also possible hazards.”

According to the Met Office, this may cause significant disruptions in the local area.

The chief forecaster’s assessment reads: “By Wednesday, a hot and increasingly humid airmass is expected to be in situ across much of the UK.

“This airmass looks conducive to isolated thunderstorm development during the afternoon and into the evening.

“With large amounts of energy available in the atmosphere, storms could be severe, with torrential downpours and hail of up to 1cm in size.

“20-30 mm of rain is possible in less than an hour, with as much as 60 mm possible in 3 hours very locally.”

Source: Met Office

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