The Met Office have issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Wednesday valid from 12pm until 9pm.

What to expect:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life

  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services

  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads

  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

Warning Zone Credit: Met Office

Details:

  • Slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms will break out across many parts of the UK again on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Some places will miss them, but where they do occur they will bring torrential downpours with 25 to 35 mm rain falling in an hour and perhaps 50 mm in 2 to 3 hours in one or two places.

  • Lightning and hail will be additional hazards.

  • Showers and thunderstorms will only slowly die out through the evening.