A WEATHER warning has been issued for Herefordshire with thunderstorms on the way.

Weather warning

The Met Office yellow warning for thunderstorms covers Hereford and the west of the county and is set to come into force at 1pm today (May 18).

It will remain in force until 8pm, the Met Office said.

Forecasters at the Met Office said scattered slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England during Saturday afternoon.

Many places will see little or no rainfall, the Met Office said, but some areas could see 20 to 30 mm in an hour or two, while there is a small chance that repeated shower development could result in a few places seeing 40-50 mm.


Showers and thunderstorms will gradually fade during Saturday evening, the Met Office said.

What should I do?

The Met Office advises being prepared for flash flooding, and checking moveable objects or temporary structures are well secured in case of gusty winds.

If you find yourself outside and hear thunder, protect yourself by finding a safe enclosed shelter (such as a car). Do not shelter under or near trees, or other structures which may be struck by lightning. If you are on an elevated area move to lower ground.