This unusual weather phenomenon will dump torrential rain on Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire 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 county bringing an intense burst of torrential rain and strong winds.

An intense band of rain is sweeping across the country today

An intense band of rain is sweeping across the country today

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 Lincolnshire 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.