A thunderstorm warning has been issued for large swathes of southern England.
The post-heatwave washout is expected to hit parts of south west and south east England, along with areas of Wales, from 10am on Friday.
A 12-hour yellow alert, warning for lightning and ‘sudden flooding’, will remain in place until 10pm.
It comes just days after the UK recorded its hottest day ever.
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
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