/Met Office issues weather warning as thunderstorms set to hit Cambs

Met Office issues weather warning as thunderstorms set to hit Cambs

A yellow weather warning, issued by the Met Office, that covers Cambridgeshire will come into force tomorrow (October 20).

Autumn is well and truly underway and the weather is here to prove that.

The skies have been grey and rain has followed across the county – that trend will continue with thunderstorms expected tomorrow.

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From 4am to 12pm heavy rain, thunderstorms and very gusty winds are likely to cause some disruption across the county.

The warning covers the entirety of the county with Cambridge, Peterborough, Ely, Huntingdon and Wisbech all being affected.

Met Office weather warning
Met Office weather warning

The Met Office said: “An area of heavy rain and thunderstorms will move quickly eastwards across Wales and southwestern England into parts of central, southern and eastern England during Wednesday morning.

“Many areas will see a spell of rain whilst some places will be affected by thunderstorms bringing a brief period of heavy rain, lightning, and strong, gusty winds with hail also affecting some spots.

“Gusts will tend to peak at 40-50 mph, but whilst very unlikely in any one place, much stronger winds are possible here and there, then potentially damaging some structures.”

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Advice on staying safe during thunderstorms is listed below.

  • Avoid using landline unless in a emergency
  • If outside avoid water and find a low-lying open place that is a safe distance from trees, poles or metal objects
  • Be aware of metal objects that can conduct or attract lightning for example umbrellas, bicycles and wire fencing
  • If you feel your hair stand on end squat close to the ground, with your hands on your knees and with your head tucked between your legs

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