The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for today and tomorrow in much of the UK.
The warning, which includes the Vale of Glamorgan, as well as Manchester and Glasgow, is for thunderstorms and potential flooding.
A Yellow weather warning from the Met Office means residents in affected areas should prepare for these things:
- Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
- Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
- Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- Some communities might become cut off if roads flood
- Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
South Wales Police took to social media to advise the public on driving in thunderstorms due to the Met Office warning.
In their statement, the South Wales Police gave the following advice:
- Even moderate rain can reduce your ability to see and be seen
- Give yourself more time to react when approaching a hazard
- Spray from other vehicles can suddenly reduce your visibility Never drive through flood water
- Give vulnerable road users including cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians more room than usual.
You can find more information on the Met Office warning here.
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