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Met Office warns of thunderstorms in Cambridgeshire - and says they could be unusual

The Met Office has warned that thunderstorms may hit the region today (Friday, July 31)

Temperatures are soaring to a possible 33C today (91F), and many places will stay dry.

But the Met Office says “isolated thunderstorms” are expected in Cambridgeshire and throughout the East, between 4pm and midnight, which could lead to some travel disruption and potential damage to some buildings from lightning strikes.

It warns that there could be some short-term loss of power and delays to train services.

It notes: “Unlike many days with thunderstorms over the UK, relatively little in the way of heavy rain is expected. However, a few places may be unlucky and catch a heavy downpour, perhaps even with some hail, and as much as 15-20 mm rain could fall in less than an hour, most likely in Eastern England.”

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