Weather warning as thundery downpours forecast

FURTHER heavy thundery downpours are expected across the borough today, forecasters have warned.

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for heavy rain, which is valid from 10am until 10pm on Thursday.

This morning's Chief Forecaster assessment said lightning could be an additional hazard and there is also the possibility of flooding.

It said: "Scattered heavy showers are expected to develop yet again on Thursday, and will lead to slow-moving downpours. As on preceding days some locations will miss these downpours, but please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel where they do occur. Lightning could be an additional hazard.

"The daily rise in temperature will again trigger slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms. Once again, 15 to 25 mm could fall within an hour in scattered locations, and possibly more very locally, bringing the risk of flooding, especially if across urban areas."