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Met Office eight-hour thunderstorm weather warning for Derbyshire

Weather forecasters at the Met Office have issued an eight-hour thunderstorm warning for Derby and Derbyshire.

The Met Office is warning that heavy rain, thunderstorms and very gusty winds are set to arrive in the county early on Wednesday morning, October 20.

As a result, meteorologists have decided to issue a yellow weather warning from 4am to 12pm on Wednesday.

The warning encompasses large parts of the southern and central Derbyshire, including Derby, Belper, Ashbourne, Matlock, Long Eaton and Swadlincote.

People are being warned there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, with some damage from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail and strong winds.

The heavy rain could also cause issues on the roads, with spray and sudden flooding leading to potentially treacherous conditions for motorists.

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for parts of Derbyshire from 4am to 12pm on Wednesday, October 20.
The warning covers large parts of Derbyshire

In a statement, the Met Office said: “An area of heavy rain and thunderstorms will move quickly eastwards across Wales and southwestern England into parts of central, southern and eastern England during Wednesday morning.

“Many areas will see a spell of rain whilst some places will be affected by thunderstorms bringing a brief period of heavy rain, lightning, and strong, gusty winds with hail also affecting some spots.

“Gusts will tend to peak at 40-50mph, but whilst very unlikely in any one place, much stronger winds are possible here and there, then potentially damaging some structures.”

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