Thunderstorm downpour warning as inch of rain forecast to fall this afternoon

Thunderstorm downpour warning as inch of rain forecast to fall this afternoon

Thunderstorm downpour warning as inch of rain forecast to fall this afternoon

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While it may still be sunny outside where you are, parts of Cornwall have been hit by thunder, hail, and a torrential downpour this afternoon.

Trains are now running again between Plymouth and Bodmin, with 35 min delays, after an earlier lightning strike.

There are reports that Liskeard Dobwalls and Looe have all seen heavy rain.

The Met Office warned that heavy, thundery downpours were expected to develop during Monday afternoon, particularly over the south coast of Cornwall and Devon.

They are warning the public that as over an inch of rain could fall in as little as three hours,with the potential for minor disruption due to surface water flooding.

A spokesman said: "Conditions are unstable at present, and this will allow some heavy showers to develop across parts of Devon and Cornwall on Monday afternoon.

"Southern parts of the peninsula will be favoured as sea breezes meet the prevailing northerly wind, producing some slow-moving, thundery downpours here.

"These may produce 10 to 15 mm in an hour, and, perhaps very locally, 30 mm in three hours. This may be enough for some surface water flooding. However, many places will miss the worst of the showers.

The showers will slowly die out through Monday evening.

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