The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning of thunderstorms in London as temperatures begin to soar.  

Yellow warnings are in place for the region as the Met Office warns that thunderstorms will bring “some flooding and disruption”.

The warnings are in place from 1pm until 10pm today (May 16) and could see travel disruptions. 

It covers the whole of London and a lot of the South East of England too. 

What to expect from thunderstorm weather warning in London: 

The Met Office has issued a list of what to expect: 

  • There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus
  • Delays to train services are possible
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is likely
  • A chance of some flooding of homes and businesses or some damage to a few buildings or structures from lightning strikes.

A Met Office spokesperson has said: "During Monday afternoon thunderstorms are likely to develop over parts of Wales and the Midlands before moving northwards into northern England and develop over Northern Ireland.

"These are likely to bring some heavy rain to places with 20 mm of rain possible in 1-2 hours but also the risk of hail and thunder.

"The thunderstorms will clear from the south during the afternoon then die out altogether into the evening."

Get the latest weather update from the Met Office website.