Met Office issues Birmingham thunderstorm warning - full Birmingham & West Midlands forecast

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Met Office issues Birmingham weather warning - see the full forecast here

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in Birmingham and the West Midlands today (Thursday, May 2).

The weather warning is in place from 12pm on Thursday to 11pm tonight. The Met Office had said that today could be the warmest day of the year so far, but the sun won’t be shining for everyone.

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In Birmingham, temperatures could rise to around 18 degrees at around 4pm on Thursday, but some heavy rain is forecast after 6pm and the wider region. A few brighter breaks are possible, however further heavy and possibly thundery showers will develop during the day, according to the broadcaster.

The weather warning is only in place for Thursday, with Friday and the Bank Holiday weekend expected to be largely dry and cloudy with some sunny spells.

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What to expect with thunderstorms, according to Met Office

  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

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