The Met Office replaced a thunderstorm warning with an alert for heavy rain in Berkshire and North Hampshire
A thunderstorm warning has been replaced by a rain warning
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Heavy rains affected Berkshire and North Hampshire today with an earlier thunderstorm warning now being replaced by a rain warning.
The Met Office said prolonged periods of heavy rains will affect the region before clearing most areas this evening.
The warning is in place until midnight tonight.
Between 20mm and 40mm will fall off pretty widely with a few spots seeing 50-70mm in about 12 hours.
There is also the risk of thunder and lightning.
The weather could affect travel with delays and cancellations of bus and train services.
Driving conditions could be difficult with some roads needing to be closed.
There is also a risk of a power outage – and some homes and businesses could lose their services.
The Met Office is also warning of flooding, with flood water damage to homes and buildings, as well as lightning strikes.
The Met Office’s five-day forecast for the Southeast:
It will be cloudy with occasional heavy thunderstorm rains spreading northward for much of the day. The winds will get strong later along the Kent coast, making the day feel rather chilly. Maximum temperature 18 ° C.
Outbreaks of rain will clear most areas during the evening and then dry out mainly with clearings developing overnight. Strong winds along the coasts will tend to ease later. Minimum temperature 10 ° C.
Variable clouds will allow warm sunny spells to develop. Most places will be dry until mid-afternoon. Then further heavy rains, possibly thunderstorms, will arrive in the evening and continue through the night. Maximum temperature 20 ° C.
Outlook from Sunday to Tuesday:
Often cloudy with occasional heavy rains or thunderstorms throughout the period. Sometimes warm in the sunny intervals between showers.
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