Met Office issues thunderstorm alert and warns of possible flooding
A spokesman said: “While some places will miss these storms and remain dry, where they do occur some heavy rain and lightning is anticipated and in a few places there may also be hail and/or gusty winds. 15-20 millimetres of rain may fall in a relatively short space of time with a few spots seeing close to 30mm.”
As a result, some flooding of a homes and businesses is thought likely, and there is also a risk of lightning strikes to buildings or structures which could cause loss of power and other services.
There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus. Delays to train services are possible.