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Heavy storms set to batter Uttoxeter

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THUNDER and lightning storms will batter Uttoxeter this weekend according to the Met Office.

The downpours are set to hit on Saturday morning, with up to 25mm of rain expected to fall in just a few hours.

The storm will cover the vast majority of the UK, and will centralise over the Midlands.

The Met Office released a yellow weather warning yesterday.

Paul Gilliver of the Newhall weather station said: “We’ve noticed a consistent drop in pressure over the past few days, which often happens when a storm is about to hit.

“The weekend will be very wet and horrible, with temperatures up in the high teens or low twenties.

“The beginning of next week isn’t looking much better either.”

Met Office representative Daniel Williams warned that because such a large amount of rain is expected to fall in such a short space of time, it is likely that a lot of areas will not have the adequate drainage to quickly carry water away.

This means flooding is a risk.

He said: “This is a very unsettling summer storm.

“The thundery rain will cover most of England, with a possibility of localised flooding.

“At this stage it is impossible to say exactly where the worst areas will be.”

Updates are available on the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk.

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