The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for intense rain and thunderstorms across the region.
The Met Office said,
‘Scattered thunderstorms with locally intense downpours will continue to move north across England and Wales in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Although the thunderstorms may tend to ease from the south later in the night, further, possibly severe storms may break out again on Wednesday afternoon.
These appear more likely across central and eastern parts of England. Although many places will miss the thunderstorms, there is a chance of some localised flooding of homes, businesses and roads.
Frequent lightning may be an additional hazard with potential for disruption to power networks. Large hail may be an additional hazard on Wednesday afternoon.’
Chief Forecaster’s assessment
Although many places are likely to miss the worst of the rain, intense downpours associated with the thunderstorms may give over 30 mm in an hour very locally and perhaps 50 mm in 2 or 3 hours. As is usual in this type of situation there is considerable uncertainty in the areas that are most likely to be affected.
Between Wednesday 00:00 and 20:00