Weather Beware Wednesfield! – Please Read

Councillor Phil Bateman said today Thursday. “Please keep an eye on the weather forecast today . There is a concern that Friday will bring some very big Thunderstorms.Big Cloud breaks could bring some localised flooding.”

We have been notified of a Yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms that will be in place across the West Midlands Conurbation between 12:00hrs Friday 26th June and 06:00hrs Saturday 27th June. Wolverhampton is currently not affected by warnings issued for Thursday, but please visit the Met Office website for latest updates. Please also see flood guidance statement attached: ‘Isolated significant surface water flooding impacts and minor river flooding impacts are possible but not expected, from thunderstorms late Thursday and during Friday. Urban areas are most at risk. The flood risk is LOW’.

The latest from our Met Office Advisor (24/06/2020);

‘Here’s the latest regarding the forecast over the next few days with some high temperatures expected along with the potential for thundery downpours.

Firstly the temperatures

Afternoon temperatures expected to rise to between 30 and 33 Celsius in many parts of the West Midlands region during today and again tomorrow. Overnight temperatures are also likely to fall no lower than the high teens. Hence, it’s going to feel very hot and uncomfortable over the next two days. The Heathealth Watch has therefore been increased to Level 3 (Heatwave action) for the West Midlands region. After a very warm and humid night on Thursday night temperatures aren’t expected to be as high on Friday but nonetheless will still rise in to the mid twenties in many areas. During the weekend however and into next week it will be noticeably cooler with highest temperatures in the high teens to low twenties.

Now the thunderstorms

There’s going to be the potential for some thunderstorms to develop during the course of Thursday evening/night and again on Friday. As usual many areas are likely to escape the storms but where they do occur there’ll be some torrential downpours bringing a risk of flooding on the road network and perhaps some property flooding along with lightning, hail, and strong winds. Thunderstorms warnings are expected to be issued this morning for this period so please look out for these. I’ll provide another update tomorrow when the detail may be a little clearer.’

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more