Met Office warn of heavy rain and flash flooding

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Thunderstorms and heavy rain could cause flash flooding tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning and said up to 30mm of rain could fall in just a few hours.

It said: “Persistent and at times heavy rain is expected to spread from south to north during Wednesday, affecting much of England and Wales.

“Some heavy and thundery showers could also develop across East Anglia and southeast England during the afternoon. Strong and gusty winds are also expected, with gales in exposure.

“Some localised flooding is possible from fast responding water courses and standing water, this perhaps disrupting travel. Lightning associated with the afternoon showers across East Anglia and SE England will be an additional hazard.”

The warning is valid from 8am on Wednesday until 9am on Thursday.