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Thunder, lightning and hail to come this afternoon thanks to deeply unstable airmass, Met Office warns

The Argus: Thunder, lightning and hail this afternoon thanks to deeply unstable airmass, Met Office warns Thunder, lightning and hail this afternoon thanks to deeply unstable airmass, Met Office warns

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain covering Brighton and Hove and Sussex for this afternoon thanks to a "deeply unstable airmass". 

The Chief Forecaster has said: "A deeply unstable airmass covers much of southern England. As daytime heating gets going, we can expect showers and thunderstorms to break out and to be slow-moving at times, given light winds.

"Ten to 15mm of rain will occur in less than an hour in places with some 25mm possible in three hours or less. As is usual with these situations, some places will miss the worst of the rain."

The warning also says: "Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out across southern parts of England early on Tuesday afternoon and die out on Tuesday evening.

"The public should therefore be aware of the risk of localised flooding. In particular surface water could lead to difficult driving conditions at times. Hail and lightning are likely to provide an additional hazard locally."

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12:46pm Tue 29 Apr 14

FatherTed11 says...

I'll believe it when I see it.
I'll believe it when I see it. FatherTed11
  • Score: 10

3:39pm Tue 29 Apr 14

sussexram40 says...

Sunny here.
Sunny here. sussexram40
  • Score: 9

3:47pm Tue 29 Apr 14

monkeymoo says...

It's an amazing and beautiful sunny afternoon here on the coast.
I guess all this bad weather must be inland!?
It's an amazing and beautiful sunny afternoon here on the coast. I guess all this bad weather must be inland!? monkeymoo
  • Score: 6

4:44pm Tue 29 Apr 14

FatherTed11 says...

Still waiting for the thunder, lightning and hail.
Still waiting for the thunder, lightning and hail. FatherTed11
  • Score: 6

4:49pm Tue 29 Apr 14

SmileyD says...

"Thunder, lightning and hail to come this afternoon" - are you sure? Hope it hurries up then - we need it at the Cricket!
"Thunder, lightning and hail to come this afternoon" - are you sure? Hope it hurries up then - we need it at the Cricket! SmileyD
  • Score: 3

5:14pm Tue 29 Apr 14

hoveguyactually says...

It is now 5.13 pm, so what happened to the thunder, lighting and hail?
It is now 5.13 pm, so what happened to the thunder, lighting and hail? hoveguyactually
  • Score: 5

5:38pm Tue 29 Apr 14

rolivan says...

It is on the way just had ours hail ,thunder no lightning
It is on the way just had ours hail ,thunder no lightning rolivan
  • Score: -2

6:13pm Tue 29 Apr 14

melee says...

Better get my washing in then.
Better get my washing in then. melee
  • Score: 1

6:15pm Tue 29 Apr 14

FatherTed11 says...

Bloody Caroline Lucas's fault
Bloody Caroline Lucas's fault FatherTed11
  • Score: 7

7:03pm Tue 29 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

Getting dark here!
Getting dark here! mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

7:16pm Tue 29 Apr 14

allykatz says...

I blame the greens
I blame the greens allykatz
  • Score: 4

9:15pm Tue 29 Apr 14

mangothecat says...

Real Madrid causing thunder hail and lightening in Munich - they are smashing it
Real Madrid causing thunder hail and lightening in Munich - they are smashing it mangothecat
  • Score: 1

9:20pm Tue 29 Apr 14

FatherTed11 says...

It just got dark here as well. The sun has all but disappeared. Could this be the moment we have been waiting for?
It just got dark here as well. The sun has all but disappeared. Could this be the moment we have been waiting for? FatherTed11
  • Score: 6

10:30pm Wed 30 Apr 14

casual_observer says...

An unstable mass of air? Thought you were referring to Nigel Farage.
An unstable mass of air? Thought you were referring to Nigel Farage. casual_observer
  • Score: 0

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