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Brum set for ‘Thunder Friday’ with heavy rain and humid temperatures

Brummies may have breathed a collective sigh of relief as Met Office predictions of thunderstorms failed to materialise.

But the city isn’t out of the woods yet.

In fact, Birmingham IS still expected to be battered by heavy rain and thunder – and it could put your potential weekend plans under threat.

Read more:This is exactly when thunderstorms will begin in Birmingham and the West Midlands

Despite today’s (June 17) yellow weather warning being reduced and now missing Brum, a separate warning now remains in place for tomorrow – Friday, June 18 through to Saturday, June 19.

Thunderstorms threaten to bring heavy rainfall, lightning strikes and potential hail and flooding – bringing the scorching temperatures to an abrupt end.

Here’s what the Met Office says you should expect from 6am tomorrow until 10pm on Saturday.

Read more: Four-day weather warning as storms set to batter Birmingham

You should expect the following:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater or lightning strikes
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life

Thursday night’s forecast for Birmingham says the city will remain dry, with cloud clearing and a minimum temperature of 11C.

While on Friday, there’s a risk of widespread thundery showers. Maximum temperature of 18C.

And the showers will continue on Saturday night, into Sunday, again with potential for thunder.

Mostly fine to start with some hazy sunshine. Turning cloudier during the afternoon with a risk of widespread showers moving in from the southeast later, potentially thundery. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Further showers are predicted for Monday, heavy at times and possibly thundery.



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