Newcastle weather: Met Office issues yellow thunderstorm warning - exact time it will hit

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After a scorching week, Newcastle is in for cooler weather with a thunderstorm is well on its way.

After a week of sweltering temperatures across the country, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning of thunderstorms for Newcastle and certain parts of the North East.

The country had another heatwave last week, which resulted in hosepipe bans in numerous regions as reservoir water levels reached alarming levels.

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But the week for Newcastle is set to be milder, as heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted and temperatures are likely to drop even further.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Jason Kelly said: “The current hot weather will make way for a thundery breakdown from the west, which will spread south and east in the early part of next week.

“Ahead of this, isolated but intense thunderstorms are possible Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

“The warnings highlight the chance of some places seeing around 50mm of rain falling in a three-hour period in the north, with some areas further south possibly seeing around 30mm of rain in a three-hour period.

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“Hail and frequent lightning are also possible as part of these downpours and represents an additional hazard.”

Here is everything you need to know about the yellow weather warning issued for Newcastle and what it means.

Cooler weather is in store for Newcastle this week, according to the Met OfficeCooler weather is in store for Newcastle this week, according to the Met Office
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When is the thunderstorm coming to Newcastle in August 2022?

According to the Met Office, the yellow warning of thunderstorms for Newcastle will be in effect from today, August 15 to August 16.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are likely to take place from 8pm and will last for two hours until 11pm, August 15, with a maximum temperature of 18C.

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Then, on Tuesday, August 16, heavy rain is expected around 3pm, with the rest of the day being cloudy with light rain and a maximum temperature of 17C.

What is the Yellow weather warning?

The Met Office says yellow warnings can be issued for a range of weather situations. Many are issued when it is likely that the weather will cause some low level impacts, including some disruption to travel in a few places.

Many people may be able to continue with their daily routine, but there will be some that will be directly impacted and so it is important to assess if you could be 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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It said: “It is important to read the content of yellow warnings to determine which weather situation is being covered by the yellow warning.”

For thunderstorms yellow warning, the Met Office said the flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

Fast flowing or deep floodwater is also possible, causing a danger to life with a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

Power cuts might also occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

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What is the weather forecast for Newcastle this week?

Monday, August 15

Today will be cloudier than the last few days, but some early sun is likely for many. If the clouds get even darker, it might start to rain here and there, and it might even thunder in some places. Sunday was warmer than today. Maximum temperature 25 °C.

Tonight, it will stay mostly cloudy, and the rain will continue through the evening and slowly stop overnight. Back to being warm, and it feels pretty humid. Minimum temperature 16 °C.

Tuesday, August 16

Tuesday will start out cloudy, and spots of light rain or drizzle are likely in the north. The clouds will then break up to let in some sunshine, but there will also be a few heavy, maybe thundery, showers. Maximum temperature 21 °C.

From Wednesday, August 17 to Friday, August 19

Wednesday will start out cloudy, with some rain and drizzle that will go away later. Thursday will be drier and brighter at times, but rain will move east overnight. This will be clear and sunny on Friday. Temperatures near normal.

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