UK weather: Glastonbury at risk of deluge as thunderstorms move across southern England


gLastonbury is at risk of being hit by ‘damaging’ showers with thunderstorms set to hit southern England on Thursday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Thursday, stretching from Sheffield in the north, across the south-east and to Bath in the south-west.

Thursday is also expected to see more rail strikes, with bad weather likely to add to travel problems.

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Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “The one thing we need to be aware of is that there is a risk, albeit small but not miniscule, of intense thunderstorms, particularly tomorrow. The chances that Glastonbury itself is actually hit by one is very small.

“So I hope they’re okay.

“The warning talks about the risk of 40 to 60 millimeters of rain falling in a few hours, large hail, frequent lightning, that sort of thing.

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“So it could be quite damaging. But the risk is very low that it actually hits the Glastonbury site.”



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