AN AMBER weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for Herefordshire tonight.

The weather warning is in place between 5.40pm and 9pm.

The Met Office has released this advice:

What to expect:

  • There is a chance that fast flowing/deep water could suddenly occur, bringing a danger to life and extensive flooding of homes and businesses.
  • Damage to buildings/structures from lightning strikes, hail, strong winds may occur.
  • If flooding occurs, road closures with long delays and cancellations to bus and rail services are possible.
  • Rapidly changing, dangerous driving conditions from spray, sudden flooding, standing water and/or hail might occur.
  • Power and other essential services, such as gas, water, mobile phone service could be lost.
  • Communities might be completely cut off, perhaps for several days.