Is South Devon set for a stormy weekend?

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(Last Updated On: July 18, 2014)

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Is a storm heading our way this weekend?

The met office have issued a weather warning saying that we may experience  torrential downpours, lightning, hail and locally strong gusts.

The yellow ‘be aware’ warning has been issued from 0300 on Sat 19 Jul until  2355 that evening.

Expect temperature highs of 21° over the weekend in South Devon.

If you happen to be in London, you will be enjoying temperatures of up to 30° on Friday.
When the rain arrives on Saturday, London will still be experiencing highs of 25°

A spokesperson for the Met office said:
“Areas of heavy, thundery showers may develop over England and Wales from  early on Saturday before moving northwards during the day. The development  of these is uncertain but where they do form some torrential downpours are possible with frequent lightning, hail and locally strong gusts. Significant flooding is possible where these do occur from surface water as well as small,  fast responding watercourses. The frequent lightning, hail and strong gusts  could also be an additional hazard.

“The public should be aware of the risk of disruption from any of these  elements. This alert is likely to be updated in the coming days.”

A Chief Forecaster added:
“Following a build of  very warm and humid air from mid-week onwards there is the potential for the  development of large thunderstorms over England and Wales from early on  Saturday.

“In this situation large amounts of energy are available in the atmosphere  and this coupled with high moisture content can lead to torrential downpours  along with frequent lightning activity, hail and locally strong gusts. In this  situation many elements need to come together at the same time to form these  thunderstorms and so there remains large uncertainty in their development.  ”

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