Flood warnings as thunderstorms are predicted to hit the area tomorrow
A yellow thunderstorms warning has been issued for the East Riding tomorrow – starting at around 6pm.
Thunderstorms could hit the region from teatime until midnight on Thursday – and could hang around until Saturday, the Met Office said.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Some places are likely to see thunderstorms later Wednesday through to Friday with the potential for travel disruption and flooding.
“Thunderstorms may once again develop across much of England and east Wales through Friday, lasting into Saturday.
“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail and strong winds
“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services, while spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
“There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
“There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.”
The Met Office website also offered some common sense advice covering driving in storms, rain and strong wind.
○ Even moderate rain can reduce your ability to see and be seen. A good rule of thumb is ‘if it’s time for your wipers, it’s time to slow down’.
○ If heavy downpours are expected, avoid starting your journey until it clears.
○ If you can, choose main roads, where you are less likely to be exposed to fallen branches and debris and flooding.
○ Gusts of wind can unsettle vehicles – grip your steering wheel firmly with both hands. This is particularly important when planning to overtake.
○ ○ Keep an eye out for gaps between trees, buildings or bridges over a river or railway – these are some of the places you are more likely to be exposed to side winds. Ensure that you maintain enough room either side of your vehicle so you can account for it being blown sideways.
○ Roads will be more slippery than usual in wet weather – be sure to give yourself more time to react when approaching a hazard. Increase your following gap to at least four seconds from the moving traffic in front.
○ Keep your eyes peeled on the road at all times as spray from other vehicles can suddenly reduce your visibility. Remember it affects others too, so anticipate their actions and be prepared.