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Will there be thunderstorms in Devon, and when will they be?

By Zoe_Stevens | Posted: July 06, 2017

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Are we actually going to see any thunderstorms, or will it remain sunny and warm?

Are we actually going to see any thunderstorms, or will it remain sunny and warm?

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Many people across Devon will have woken up on Thursday morning expecting thunderstorms and rain, only to find a dry, bright day. So, is Devon going to see any thunderstorms this week?

Well, despite the warm, summery start to Wednesday, the Met Office Yellow Weather Warning for rain, floods and thunderstorms remains in place.

However, at the same time the Met Office is no longer forecasting any rain in Exeter throughout the day.

On the other hand, weather forecaster Accuweather is predicting two bouts of thunderstorms for Exeter; at 11am and 1pm.


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The Met Office issued a warning for rain across Devon from early on Thursday morning, and while these isolated thunderstorms may miss many places, other areas are predicted to face 'intense downpours'.

Forecasters warned that the storms will bring the threat of roads, transport routes, homes and businesses being flooded, while lightning and hail may hit some parts.

Temperatures are expected to remain high, with the Exeter area potentially seeing the mercury rise to 27C on Thursday.

Greg Dewhurst, a forecaster at the Met Office, said the risk of thunderstorms is likely to develop during the night mainly across the south coast of England, before pushing into the London area at around 6am on Thursday.


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Unstable air and high temperatures will trigger the thunderstorms but Mr Dewhurst added: "Not everywhere will see them. There will be lots of places that will stay dry."

Chris Wilding, flood duty manager at the Environment Agency, said: "Thunderstorms and intense, heavy rain are possible across parts of the country on Thursday and in eastern England during the early hours of Friday morning.

"This could lead to localised flooding and disruption to travel, particularly in urban areas.

"Environment Agency teams are out on the ground and will support local authorities in responding to surface water flooding.

"We urge people not to drive though flood water – it is often deeper than it looks and just 30cm of flowing water is enough to float your car and cause an accident."

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  • edward06 | July 06 2017, 9:26PM

    Useless. They can't tell you with any accuracy Ht will happen where tomorrow. They won't be able to tell you with any accuracy about 'climate change' and the causes of it. Don't fall for Groupthink and the 'Received Wisdom' of politically motivated bureaucrats.

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