The Met Office has issued a weather warning for torrential rain, frequent lightning and thunder across parts of Herefordshire later this evening and overnight.

The warning, which comes into force at 8pm this evening, affects much of Herefordshire, but the main threat is across southern and eastern parts of the county.

A post shared by the Met Office this morning said:

“Spells of heavy rain are expected this evening and overnight. 

“In some places, most likely over northern and eastern parts of the warning area, there is a chance that rain will be accompanied by thunderstorms and frequent lightning.

“20 to 40 mm of rain is expected to fall quite widely with 50 mm possible in a few places. 

“In some places much of this rain may fall over a 2 or 3 hour period.”

What to expect:

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

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

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

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.

You can view the full warning by visiting the Met Office site –