Thunderstorms could lead to power cuts and travel delays in Derbyshire

Thunderstorms could lead to power cuts and travel delays in Derbyshire

Thunderstorms are set to strike across the United Kingdom tonight (23 Jul), bringing a brief reprieve from the scorching hot weather.

It has issued a warning which comes into force at 6pm tonight and lasts until 9am tomorrow.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Scattered thunderstorms moving north tonight and early Wednesday could lead to some power cuts and travel delays".

Weather experts are warning of thunderstorms in Nottinghamshire.

Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said: "Up from the south we are expecting big thundery showers to break out during the early hours of Wednesday morning".

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"There is a small chance of damage to property from lightning strikes, hail or strong winds".

A Met Office spokesman said: "Thunderstorms can occur at any time of the year but it is during the summer months when thunderstorms in the United Kingdom are most likely to produce large hail, gusty winds and torrential downpours that can cause disruption to transport networks and damage property".

"There is a small chance of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures".

There is also a chance driving conditions will be worsened by water spray, standing water or hail, leading to longer journey times by vehicle and bus.

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