Apologies for a bit of a replica thread but I wanted to highlight the issue clearly.
Many people will have seen the lurid headlines in the express. They are wildly over egging the situation but nevertheless there is a possibility that some severe storms will initiate tomorrow.
Main risks if such storms do develop are large hail, cloud-ground lightning, severe straightline winds and potentially a small chance of tornadoes developing.
Whilst many places in southern central through to northern central England are at risk of general thunderstorms it does at the moment - and this may well change - look like areas around Cambridgshire, Bedfordshire, through to Lincolnshire and south Yorkshire may see more severe storms.
Can I suggest to you that if thunderstorms do develop bear in mind that they may become severe and keep in mind that you may need to seek shelter. Please also do, if it is absolutely safe only, grab photos of any hail stones or damage as these are invaluable to TORROs research.
Of course nothing may happen other than some rumbles of thunder. Forecasting is not an exact science and thunderstorms are especially complex to forecast, however it is worth knowing about the potential for development.
Ok. If it were me, I wouldn't be cancelling anything unless it's purely on the grounds that you are likely to get very wet. Thunderstorms are very hit or miss and most people won't see them even in a bad outbreak, which there is no guarantee this will be. However, I would be thinking 'shelter'. I would also be checking out the radar and latest forecasts before setting out.
Tomorrow I intend to do an updated forecast at around 8:15. However, remember that I'm not professional and that under no account whatsoever should people base safety decisions on what I say. Even the professionals get it wrong sometimes! The met office is the best place to check out the latest warnings here and as you can see they still don't know where the worst of the heavy rain will be.
hah Hakluyt! I remember a time when Kent got all of the french storm imports and wouldnt share any with the rest of us. It's our turn now (says she who will probably also not see anything and will read reports with envy).
Allow plenty of time meglet, the main driving risk will be very intense downpours if you end up under a storm.