Peterborough is set to get a soaking later today due to a not often seen weather phenomenon.
Later today a ‘squall line’ is set to pass over the city bringing an intense burst of torrential rain and strong winds.
A squall line is a thin band of intense rainfall and high winds which sometimes forms ahead of a cold front.
The phenomenon can sometimes lead to frequent lightning, tornadoes and waterspouts. It is also known as a quasi-linear convective system. T
The line of bad weather is running down the length of the country and is moving from west to east.
A squall line hasn’t passed over Peterborough for nearly a year according to Met Office officials
The Met Office is forecasting an 80% chance of heavy rain from 5pm today, Tuesday December 18, increasing to a 90% chance at 6pm and a 95% chance between 7-8pm.
The rain is expected to pass over between 10 and 11pm leaving a cloudy night with temperatures of 7c.