Derby weather: Met Office warns of potential flooding in Derby as thunderstorms head for region

A yellow weather warning could spell travel disruption across DerbyA yellow weather warning could spell travel disruption across Derby
A yellow weather warning could spell travel disruption across Derby
Areas affected include Derby and the wider East Midlands. The Met Office has warned there is a chance of flooding as a result of the downpours.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning in Derby today (Tuesday July 9, 2024) that is in place until 11.59pm.

The UK’s national weather and climate service listed all affected areas in the East Midlands.

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They are Derby, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

A yellow warning could see localised flooding of a few homes which could lead to some structural damage of buildings.

Thunderstorms could affect buildings and cause damage to structures from lightning strikes.

There is also a likelihood of driving conditions being affected by standing water or spray, leading to longer travel times by bus and car.

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At time of publication, there are no weather alerts from East Midlands Railway.

What is a yellow weather warning?

The Met Office issues weather warnings when severe weather has the potential to impact the UK.

These warnings are given a colour, ranging from yellow, amber and red.

Yellow warnings cover a range of weather situations which are expected to cause some low level impacts, including some disruption to travel in a few places.

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This should not impact most people’s daily routine, however some may be directly affected.

Other yellow warnings are issued when the weather could bring much more severe impacts to the majority of people but the certainty of those impacts occurring is much lower.

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