Yellow warning from Met Office could mean the end of the summer heatwave

PUBLISHED: 10:08 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:08 24 July 2018

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Scattered thunderstorms are predicted with ‘torrential downpours’ in some areas.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the East of England that comes into effect on Friday, July 27.

Thunderstorms are expected between 2pm and 11.45pm.

A Met Office statement says: “Whilst many places are likely to remain dry, there is the potential for thunderstorms to develop during Friday afternoon, lasting well into the evening.

“Where these occur expect torrential downpours with a much as 30 mm of rainfall in 1 hour and 60 mm in 3 hours. Large hail and strong, gusty winds will be additional hazards.”

What to expect

There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services

Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

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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