Three-day ‘Yellow Warning’ for thunderstorms in Manchester this week

The Met Office has said the area could see storms Wednesday through to Friday - with the potential for travel disruption and flooding.

The Manc The Manc - 14th June 2021

Greater Manchester could be hit with severe thunderstorms over three days this week according to the latest forecasts.

The Met Office is predicting lightning and heavy downpours Wednesday through to Friday.

A ‘Yellow’ weather warning is in place for the region 16-18 June – meaning there is potential for travel disruption and flooding over the course of a 72-hour period.

Local temperatures will apparently reach a high of 22 degrees in the days before the storms hit.

The Met Office stated: “Thunderstorms are expected to move northeast across parts of England and Wales from late Wednesday through to Friday morning.


“Whilst not all locations will be affected, some intense thunderstorms may occur during this period with torrential rain, hail, frequent lightning and strong gusty winds possible.

“Rainfall totals of around 30 mm could fall in an hour, with some locations potentially receiving around 50 mm in 2-3 hours, although these will be fairly isolated.”

A ‘Yellow’ weather warning is in place for the region 16-18 June / Image: The Met Office

The ‘Yellow Warning’ is set to be lifted from Saturday 19 June.

The Met Office has published more on staying safe in thunderstorms here.

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