The Met Office has issued a warning for thunderstorms across East Lancashire, as well as a heat health alert.

A yellow weather warning is in place across the country for thunderstorms on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11.

All parts of Lancashire are covered by the warning on Sunday, which is in place from 12pm until 9pm.

Meterologists have warned of potential flooding with the possibility of damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services

Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Dan Harris said: “Although a plume of warm air will bring temperatures up to around 30°C in some parts of England, it brings with it the risk of some impactful thunderstorms. The general focus area for Saturday has become better defined over the past 24 hours, which has resulted in sufficient confidence to issue a 'very low likelihood” yellow thunderstorm warning. 

“While not everyone in the warning area will see the heaviest showers, or even showers at all, some are likely to be torrential and thundery, with 30-40mm falling in an hour. Some spots affected by multiple showers could see in excess of 60mm within the warning period. It’s worth noting that this far from the event the main focus area could change as latest forecast information becomes available, so it’s important to stay up to date with the latest forecast. 

“It’s also important to note that this warmer air will also see relatively high night-time temperatures, often staying in the mid-teens for some.” 

A yellow heat health warning is in place across the county from today (June 9) until Tuesday (June 13).

Yellow alerts are issued when the temperature could affect those who are particularly vulnerable, such as the elderly with multiple health conditions.

Across East Lancashire, temperatures are expected to reach highs of 26°C in the coming days, with them set to peak on Monday, June 12.

In Blackburn, the thundery showers are predicted from 1pm until 11pm on Sunday, according to the BBC.

Weekly weather forecast according to BBC

  • Friday, June 9: Sunny and a moderate breeze. Highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C.
  • Saturday, June 10: Sunny and moderate breeze. Highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C.
  • Sunday, June 11: Thundery showers and gentle breeze. Highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C.
  • Monday, June 12: Light rain and light winds. Highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C.
  • Tuesday, June 13: Sunny and a breeze. Highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C.
  • Wednesday, June 14: Sunny and a breeze. Highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C.
  • Thursday, June 15: Sunny and light winds. Highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C.
  • Friday, June 16: Light rain showers and light winds. Highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C.