Met Office issues warning for thunderstorms and floods in Dundee, Perthshire, Angus and Fife

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for thunderstorms for Dundee, Perthshire, Angus and Fife.

The forecaster says that heavy showers and thunderstorms may cause some travel disruption and flooding in places on Thursday afternoon and evening.

The yellow warning, in place for most of the northern part of UK between midday and 11pm, says: “There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater and lightning strikes.

“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 of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.”

The warning comes nine days after Courier Country was battered by thunderstorms.

Storms passed over Dundee in the afternoon on the Saturday and again throughout the evening.

The storms were also reported in Perth, Fife and across Angus.

Power outages were reported across Tayside and patients were unable to call Ninewells Hospital after the torrential downpour knocked out NHS Tayside’s phone lines.

It is understood medical equipment such as CT and MRI scanners were also affected by the thunder and lightning.

Weather and flood warnings issued as thunderstorms batter Dundee, Perthshire, Angus and Fife

Storm knocks out Ninewells Hospital phonelines