Weather Warning: Heavy rain on FRIDAY

Heavy showery rain lingers across England, Wales and Southern Scotland through the early hours of Friday and Friday morning.

Rain is likely to be both persistent and heavy at times.

Also a risk of thunder, most likely over parts of England and Wales.

Credit: Met Office

This rain will tend to ease through the day, probably becoming confined to eastern UK by the end of the day.

The public should be aware of a significant risk of localised disruption due to surface water flooding. Lightning may be an additional hazard.