Reading weather: Met Office warns of power cuts, flooding, and travel disruption due to thunderstorms

The Met Office has issued a nine-hour yellow warning for thunderstorms, and some areas of the county may see flooding, power cuts and travel disruption.

The warning is in place from midday on Monday (August 9) until 9pm.

According to the ‘impact matrix’, the warning has a very low likelihood of actually coming to fruition, much like many of the other warnings that have been issued in recent weeks.

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However, if the thunderstorms do hit the county town, the impact is believed to be at a “medium”, meaning some homes and businesses could be flooded as a result of the rainfall.

The rain, and potential lightning strikes, are likely to cause delays to travel, whether you’re taking private or public transport.

Stormy, wet weather has been the resounding theme of the last few weeks, but hope is not lost. An upcoming heatwave could see the sun finally return for a few more days of summer, to break up the dreary and dismal downpours.

The forecaster said: “Heavy, slow-moving, thundery downpours will develop today. Some places will miss these, but where they do occur, 10-20 mm rain may fall in a short space of time, perhaps with 20-40mm over two or three hours in a few places.

“The showers will die out during the evening.”

GetReading – Windsor