Lytham St Anne’s has been basking in the warmth of the June sunshine for more than a week – but this spell of sweltering weather is expected to break in the early hours of Sunday 18th June. The Met Office has today (Friday 16th June) issued a yellow weather warning from midnight on Sunday as heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected to affect all parts of Lancashire.
A spokesperson for the forecaster added: ‘Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop across parts of England and Wales during Sunday, with longer spells of thundery rain in places. However, some places could see 30 mm in an hour and 60mm in 6 hours, with the potential for frequent lightning, strong winds and hail. Where this occurs there is likely to be some disruption. While there is a high likelihood that thunderstorms will develop over England and Wales, there remains a large amount of uncertainty in exactly where these develop.’