The Met Office has issued a 14-hour yellow weather warning that could affect Somerset tomorrow, Thursday, June 23.

On its website, the Met Office said “thunderstorms and torrential downpours may cause travel disruption and, in a few places, flooding”.

The warning, which comes just in time for the start of Glastonbury Festival, will be in place from 10am to 11.59pm.



The update also read:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail, or strong winds 
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life 
  • 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 
  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads