Met Office warns of heavy rain and thunderstorms in North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 12:46 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:46 11 July 2018

Rain and thunder predicted for North Somerset.

Rain and thunder predicted for North Somerset.

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North Somerset could be hit by thunderstorms this weekend after enjoying almost a month of warm weather.

North Somerset has had almost a month of warm weather and sunshineNorth Somerset has had almost a month of warm weather and sunshine

The Met Office has warned of ‘thundery conditions’ and ‘heavy showers’ across much of the South West from 11am to 8pm on Friday, with some areas possibly experiencing flooding.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Some of the showers are likely to become focussed into slow-moving bands, particularly over southwest England, with some locations receiving around 20mm in an hour. As is the nature of showers however, many places within the warning area will miss them altogether, and have a dry day.

“There is a good chance driving conditions will at times be affected by spray and standing water, leading to some minor journey delays.

“Some flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely, perhaps leading to some damage to buildings.

“Some short term loss of power and other services due to lightning strikes is possible.”

North Somerset has enjoyed almost a month of glorious sunshine and warm weather, with only a handful of overcast or rainy days, and temperatures reaching as high as 30C on some days.

For further updates on the weather, visit the Met Office website.

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