Where are thunderstorm warnings? Today’s UK weather forecast


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Here’s everything you need to know:


When does the thunderstorm warning apply?

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for England and Wales for thunderstorms from 00:00 to 23:59 on Tuesday (16 August).


Another warning has been issued for the south coast of England and Cornwall on Wednesday (17 August) from 09:00 to 23:59.

Lightning strikes over a harbor during a thunderstorm. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

What does the Met Office warning say for Scotland and Northern Ireland?


The Met Office’s deputy chief forecaster, Daniel Rudman, said: “Although the warnings are broad-based, forecasters expect individual thunderstorms to be fairly isolated and many to lie within the warning in the absence of a storm or heavy rain.

“After Wednesday conditions will settle down a bit for most. While there may be some spells of rain and there will be intermittent choppy weather in northern and western parts, the heavy downpours associated with thunderstorms are becoming less likely.”

Thunderstorm warnings in place. Image: Met Office/National World

The yellow warnings underscore the potential for “frequent lightning, large hail and flash flooding,” the Met Office said, with heavy downpours that could see at least 5cm of rain in two to three hours in some places.

What do the warnings for England and Wales say?


The Met Office’s yellow warning for Tuesday August 16 reads: “While some places remain dry, others are likely to experience thunderstorms on Tuesday, with torrential rain bringing some disruption.

“20-30mm of rain is possible within an hour, but where areas of thunderstorm rain are slow moving, some locations could see 50mm in under three hours.


“There is a small chance that higher totals will occur in some places later in the day, while hail and frequent lightning for some places are likely to pose additional hazards.

“At this stage, there is significant uncertainty about the focus at the regional and county levels.”


The warning for Cornwall and the south coast of England on Wednesday 17 August reads: “While some places will miss, thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain are expected to spread fairly widely across southern England on Wednesday.

“20-30mm of rain is possible within an hour, but where areas of thunderstorm rain are slow moving, some locations could see 60mm in under three hours.


“Some spots could see even more precipitation, while hail and lightning may pose additional hazards.”

What is the thunderstorm warning for?


The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for these locations:

  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • pipe
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • moray eel
  • County Antrim
  • County Armagh
  • county below
  • County Fermanagh
  • County Londonderry
  • County Tyrone

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midloth Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • derbies
  • Derbyshire
  • leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Rutland
  • Bedford
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Luton
  • Norfolk
  • Peterborough
  • Southend on Sea
  • suffolk
  • thurrock

London & South East England

  • Bracknell Forest
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Buckinghamshire
  • East Sussex
  • Greater London area
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • kent
  • Medway
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxfordshire
  • Portsmouth
  • reading
  • swamp
  • southampton
  • surrey
  • West Berkshire
  • west sussex
  • Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Wokingham
  • darlington
  • durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Mittelbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • sunderland
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Cheshire East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Wait
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Warrington
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall
  • devonian
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Isles of Scilly
  • North Somerset
  • Plymouth
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • swindon
  • torbay
  • Wiltshire
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridge
  • Caerphilly
  • cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • flint
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Next to Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Powys
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swan Lake
  • peat
  • Glamorgan Valley
  • Wrexham
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke on Trent
  • Telford and Wrekin
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands metropolitan area
  • Worcestershire
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • Northeast Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
  • York