Met Office warnings EXTENDED: Torrential rain and lightning to strike within HOURS – maps

BBC Weather: Heavy rain and thunder to hit parts of UK

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Heavy rain and lightning storms are forecast to smash into parts of the UK today as the Met Office issued two weather warnings. The national forecaster said “scattered torrential thundery downpours may bring some impacts, such as flooded roads”.

The Met Office warning read: “Following clearance of overnight heavy rain, there is the potential for thundery downpours to develop across parts of southern England on Monday afternoon, lasting well into the evening.

“Where these form, they could prove to be slow-moving and produce large amounts of rainfall, with 20 to 30 mm falling within an hour and perhaps a few places seeing 50 to 60 mm in 2-3 hours.

“Lightning, hail and gusty winds may prove additional hazards in a few locations.”

You can find the full Met Office weather warnings here or read on to find which areas are affected.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Brighton and Hove
  • East Sussex
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • North Somerset
  • Plymouth
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Torbay
  • Wiltshire

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