Met Office weather warnings EXTENDED as heavy rain deluge lashes UK – flood risk

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across southern and eastern England for rain as low pressure moves across the UK today. London, Brighton, Peterborough and Norwich are all engulfed in the warning which lasts until 9pm this evening.

The warning reads: “An area of rain, heavy in places, is expected to move northeastwards across parts of southern and eastern England, with thunder in a few places.

“15-25 mm of rain is likely quite widely with some spots seeing around 40 mm in a few hours.

“The rain should ease later in the day, before mostly clearing after dusk.”