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Yellow warning for thunderstorms issued for flood hit Lincolnshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms tomorrow and Wednesday (18th/19th June) in the Lincolnshire area.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for Tuesday and Wednesday. Credit: Met Office
Around 600 homes have been evacuated in Wainsfleet due to flooding Credit: PA

The warning comes as around 600 homes have been evacuated in the Lincolnshire area over the weekend after severe flooding caused the River Steeping to burst its banks.

The town of Wainsfleet has been badly affected by the deluge, as police admitted emergency services were "still struggling to cope with the level of water".

The Environment Agency said the Wainfleet area experienced two months’ worth of rain in just two days – with 132mm between June 10-12th.

More rain is expected to hit Lincoln on Tuesday and Wednesday Credit: PA

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.

Please do take extra time when travelling, check the weather and travel conditions and be prepared before you set-off by having an emergency kit in your vehicle.

– The Met Office