Met Office warning EXTENDED as lightning and hail to drench UK in HOURS – latest maps

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of potential localised flooding

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The Met Office has issued two yellow thunderstorm warnings today (August 9) for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Met Office thunderstorm warning for Scotland was recently updated to extend further northwards, with the time period of the warning extended until later tonight.

The yellow thunderstorm warning for Scotland is active from 12pm until 11pm today, and it covers areas such as Dumfries, Stirling, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen.

The warning reads: “Heavy, slow-moving downpours will develop on Monday.

“Some places will miss these, but where they do occur, 15-30 mm rain may fall in a short space of time, perhaps with 50-70 mm over several hours in a few places.

“Some of these downpours may also be thundery, most likely over eastern Scotland. The showers will die out during the evening.”

Another yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued for much of Northern Ireland between 12pm and 9pm today.

The warning reads: “Heavy 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 30-50 mm over several hours in a few places where successive showers occur.

“Some of these showers may also be thundery. The showers will fade away during the evening.”

The Met Office warn there is a “small chance” homes and businesses could be flooded quickly.

The agency warns of potential damage to some buildings from “floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds”.

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