Hour-by-hour forecast as heavy rain and thunder head for Mansfield
Here is the hour-by-hour weather forecast for Mansfield as the town braces heavy rain and thunder.
The Met Office has already issued a yellow ‘be aware’ alert which is valid between 6am today (Saturday, July 3) and Sunday at 11.59pm.
A Met Office spokesperson said: “An area of heavy rain and some thunderstorms is expected to develop on Saturday morning over southern England and then move northeastwards before clearing into the North Sea Saturday afternoon.
"Many places will see a short period of heavy rain while some may see a more prolonged period of rain along with some intense bursts, with lightning and hail.
“Under the heavier rain some sites could see 30 to 40mm of rain falling in a few hours.
“Once this clears, further heavy showers are expected to break out.
“These will be more hit-and-miss with many sites staying dry following early rain, but where they do occur, there is a chance of 30 to 35mm rain falling in an hour, again accompanied by lightning and hail.”
1pm: Heavy rain
2pm: Light rain
5pm: Sunny intervals
7pm: Light rain shower
9pm: Sunny intervals
10pm: Partly cloudy
12am: Partly cloudy
1am: Partly cloudy
2am: Partly cloudy
3am: Partly cloudy
4am: Partly cloudy
2pm: Heavy rain
3pm: Light rain shower
4pm: Light rain shower