Simon has the latest weather news for the East and West of the region
The year 2012 was the wettest year on record in England - it's official.
Simon Parkin tells us how the weather is looking for the weekend
Workmen are at a Hampshire primary school to cut down a tree after it was hit by lightning.
A roof at Potley Hill Primary School was also struck by lightning this afternoon.
A primary school in Yateley has been closed after a lightning strike this afternoon.
A tree and roof at Potley Hill Primary School were struck and all pupils have been sent home.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for South East and London and warn people to expect heavy rain and thunderstorms.
People across the South have been told to expect localised flooding and surface water could lead to difficult driving conditions.
The Met Office have also issued hail and lightning warnings locally.
The showers are likely to break out across Southern England early on Tuesday afternoon and finish on Tuesday evening.
Today:Cloud and showery rain in the east soon clearing then a much brighter day in prospect with some sunny spells but still a few heavy showers around, mainly near Channel coasts. Still breezy. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.
Tonight:Mostly dry at first, but cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, spreading across the region for a time followed by a few heavy and blustery showers. Becoming windy. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.
Friday:Some sunny spells but also occasional heavy and blustery showers, and becoming very windy again. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.
– Outlook for Saturday to Monday
Saturday, less windy, but with some rain or showers. Dry at first on Sunday but becoming wet and very windy later. Very windy Monday with blustery showers.
The Met Office has issued another severe weather warning for tomorrow after the region has just recovered from the turbulent conditions earlier this week.
They predict that gale-force winds up to 70mph will hit southern England and will disrupt transport across the region.
Heavy rain is expected in the morning, with further wind and rain arriving on Tuesday.
Here's the early forecast with Simon Parkin.
1036mm of rain fell in the South of England in 2012. That is 130% of the average rainfall for the years between 1981 and 2010, meaning rainfall was 30% higher than the average for 1981 - 2010.
In the South East of England there was 999.7mm, 127% of the average level of rainfall for the years between 1981 and 2010, meaning rainfall was 27% higher than the average for 1981 - 2010.
Provisional figures from the Met Office from 1 January to 26 December 2012 show that some parts of the UK have already had their wettest year on record. A further 46 mm of rain is needed from for this to be the wettest year on record. Find out more at the Met Office News Blog site here