The Met Office has issued a ‘Yellow’ warning for thunderstorms in Kent which may lead to some disruption to travel during Saturday afternoon and evening.

Although many places will miss them, heavy showers and some thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon over some southern and eastern parts of England. Downpours could bring around 20 mm of rain within an hour, and perhaps 30-40 mm in a few hours for a few locations, leading to possible surface water flooding in places.

Lightning and hail are most likely to occur across south-eastern counties of England. The showers and thunderstorms will ease by late evening.

Weather experts say there is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by standing water and possibly hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus and delays to train services are also possible.

Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible and some short term loss of power is possible, as is damage to a few buildings or structures from lightning strikes.

By Ed

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