A yellow weather warning has been issued for Cumbria by the Met Office.

The warning is in place from 2pm today (Tuesday, May 28) until 7pm this evening.

The Met Office says there is a small chance that homes and businesses could flood quickly with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds possible.

Some delays and cancellations to train and bus services are possible where flooding and lightning occur.

Those driving should be aware that conditions could become difficult with spray and sudden flooding. Some road closures could also occur.

There is a small chance that some communities could become cut off by flooded roads and that fast-flowing or deep floodwater could cause danger to life.

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

You can see your local forecast via the Met Office website.

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The Met Office added: “Whilst many places will miss them, thunderstorms will break out in some places this afternoon and move quite quickly eastwards before fading during the late afternoon or early evening."


There is early brightness in the north but skies soon cloud over with rain outbreaks developing during the morning and possibly brightening up in the south later with showers developing. It's becoming quite humid. Maximum temperature 16 °C.


Remaining cloudy across the region, perhaps with some brighter spells here and there during the evening. Further showers are likely, these are heavy at first, but easing later in the night. Minimum temperature 9 °C.

“Where storms do occur, 15 to 30 mm of rain may fall in less than an hour or two in a few spots and frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds will be additional hazards," they added.