Why there is a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms despite no rain forecast
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Forecasters are predicting the weather to be overcast for most of Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13 with the chance of rain unlikely.
Temperatures across the North East are expected to be around remain around the 18°C mark over the coming days so if it does rain, it will most likely be very humid.
Here is why a weather warning remains in place and what to expect if thunderstorms do hit the North East:
Why is a weather warning in place for thunderstorms even though rain isn’t forecast?
The weather warning means that some places are likely to see severe thunderstorms however the Met Office is reporting that there is “significant uncertainty in location and timing”.
Due to this, the yellow warning remains in place despite the lack of rain and thunderstorms forecast.
Members of the public are advised to check the most up-to-date forecast before leaving the house.
What does a yellow weather warning mean?
Yellow warning can be issued for a range of weather situations. Many are issued when it is likely that the weather will cause some low level impacts.
According to the Met Office website, “it is important to read the content of yellow warnings to determine which weather situation is being covered by the yellow warning”.
What are the Met Office saying to expect if thunderstorms do hit?
As part of the weather warning, the Met Office have issued advice on what could happen if heavy thunderstorms do hit our region.
According to the Met Office website, there could be flash flooding, delays to train and bus services, difficult driving conditions, possible road closures due to flooding, a slight chance of power cuts and a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater.