WEATHER WARNING: Heavy, thundery downpours today

The warning area includes the East Midlands and parts of East Anglia

The warning area includes the East Midlands and parts of East Anglia

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The Met Office has this morning issued a weather warning over heavy, thundery showers moving northwards across much of the country today.

Where the showers are at their heaviest there could be surface water flooding and minor travel disruption.

The Met Office’s chief forecaster said: “A slack area of low pressure will move slowly across southern Britain today, bringing unstable air and the potential for thundery showers.

“The light winds mean that the downpours will be slow-moving as well as intense in some regions, with the possibility of 15mm or more falling in less than an hour.”

A warning is also in place for Wednesday, with further slow-moving bands of heavy rain likely to continue; again it will be a minority of places which see the larger downpours, but where it occurs, there is the risk of localised minor flooding.

Upwards of 30 mm could fall in a few places, but conditions are expected to ease during the afternoon.

Check the latest local forecast at metoffice.gov.uk