RESIDENTS across North Wales and Chester are being warned to expect "torrential downpours" throughout Monday and Tuesday.

The Met Office has put a region-wide yellow thunderstorm warning in place from 10am on Monday, with the conditions expected to last until Tuesday night.

A spokesman said: "Some counties are likely to miss the worst of these storms but where they do occur, slow-moving torrential downpours could produce 20-30 mm inside an hour, with 40-50 mm falling in around two to three hours in a few spots. 

"Hail and frequent lightning could pose additional hazards for some."


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The Met Office has warned people to expect the following:

  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures


  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds


  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services


  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

For the latest weather updates, visit the Met Office website.