UK weather: Flood alert in place as rain and thunder batters Britain

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The weather is likely to be warm this weekend just in time for the Bank Holidays, but certain areas of the country may face disruption due to heavy rain and thunderstorms.

The Met Office has issued some weather warnings that may impact the UK today.

There is a high chance of rain across the southeastern area of the country, as the Met Office has released a yellow warning for thunderstorms.

A yellow warning means severe weather is possible in the UK over the next few days and the Met Office is monitoring the developing weather.

They advise that people plan ahead and consider possible disruptions to travel and day activities.

Thunderstorms are expected to affect the east of England, including the Midlands, London and southeast.

The Environmental Agency has also warned that flooding may occur today in the east and south-east areas in England.

They warn that floods may occur in parts of the east and south-east which may cause some travel disruption.

London is expected to be affected by flooding from the early morning hours of Thursday until the evening.

Areas which will likely face flooding are River Hogsmill, Ewell and Kingston upon Thames.

The Environmental Agency advises people to monitor their local weather conditions and avoid walking, cycling and driving through flood water.

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Friday is expected to be cloudy with some outbreaks of rain in the west, but by the afternoon there should be some sun.

Everywhere else in the UK, including northwest Scotland, will likely have dry weather.

Those that are looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend can expect the end of the week to be warm and mostly dry.

During the day, the sun is likely to be strong, so sunscreen will be needed for those planning outside activities.

In northern areas of the country, the weather is expected to be cool as the sunsets are earlier as summer comes to a close.

There may be some patchy rain in the far northwest of the UK, but everywhere else is expected to have sunny weather with maybe some odd isolated light

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