Met Office issues yellow thunderstorm warning for Richmond

  Posted: 20.07.21 at 16:56 by Ellie Brown

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The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Richmond and its surrounding areas this afternoon.

Thunder and lightning can be expected at 5pm and will last for 2 hours, according to the latest forecast.

The yellow warning means that the storm could cause flooding, affect power supplies and disrupt transport.

Specifically, the following can be expected:

• Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
• Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
• Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
• Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

Advice on how to travel and stay safe in thunderstorms can be found HERE.

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