There is a risk of intense downpours, frequent lightning and flooding across parts of England and Wales later today, with the Met Office issuing a weather warning for thunderstorms.

As always, some areas will miss the showers, but the places that see downpours are being warned to expect travel disruption. 

The Met Office warning issued says:

“Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out in the south of this area late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon, moving steadily north whilst growing into larger areas of rain before clearing the area.

“Some intense downpours are possible in a few places, giving up to 30 mm in less than hour and perhaps 40-50 mm over 2 to 3 hours leading to surface water flooding. 

“Hail, frequent lightning strikes and strong wind gusts will be additional localised hazards.”

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