Met Office warning UPDATED: 'High impact' storm to drench Britain with 4ins rain in 3hrs

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    The Met Office updated its warnings for thunderstorms on Wednesday because the warning has been moved to into the high impact column given the potential for some very high rainfall rates in a short period of time on Wednesday afternoon/evening.

    The warning in place on Wednesday advises of thunderstorms may develop on Wednesday afternoon bringing the potential for disruption.

    The warning reads: “During Wednesday afternoon some thunderstorms may develop over the high ground of Scotland.

    “Whilst most areas will see a dry day, where these thunderstorms do develop they are likely to be very intense with the potential for 30m to 40mm of rain in less than an hour along with frequent lightning and large hail.

    “These thunderstorms should die out later in the evening.”



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