MESSAGE FROM BRAINTREE DISTRICT COUNCIL:
The Met Office have issued a Severe Weather Warning For Thunderstorms for our area, this is valid from 1400 Friday 20th July until 2359 20th July. (Copy attached)
Up to 30mm of rainfall per hour is predicted in areas that are affected and the potential impacts of this are below:
- A small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater.
- Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services, particularly during the evening rush hour.
- Spray and sudden flooding that could lead to difficult driving conditions with the possibility of road closures.
- A slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.
In addition to the Thunderstorm Warning on Friday, the Heat-health Watch has been updated and is now at Level Two across the East of England from 0000 on Friday until 0000 on Sunday. There is a 60% chance of hot and humid conditions, with temperatures likely to reach thresholds through this period, although somewhat less hot in coastal districts.