Yellow thunderstorm warning issued for London as temperatures rise

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning. <i>(Image: Canva/Met Office)</i>
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning. (Image: Canva/Met Office)

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across London.

It comes as temperatures continue to rise across the nation with parts of the capital reaching 26C in the upcoming week.

The warning from the Met Office is in place from 2pm until 9pm on Saturday June 10 and  12pm until 9pm on Sunday June 11.

Although thunder is expected, the weather forecasters have shared that many places will be largely dry but some thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail are likely to develop in areas on Sunday afternoon.

London issued yellow weather warning for thunderstorms

A spokesperson from the Met Office said: "High temperatures on Sunday will trigger a scattering of showers across the warning area, some of which are likely to be torrential and thundery, perhaps bringing a few places 30-40 mm in an hour."

Adding: "As well as rain, additional hazards will be hail, strong gusts of wind, and lightning will be additional hazards.

"Despite this, many places in the warning area will remain dry, or only see small amounts of rain, due to the scattered nature of the heaviest showers."

You can see the full weather forecast via the Met Office website. 

What to expect from a yellow thunderstorm weather warning

Here is what you should expect from the weather warning by the Met Office

  • 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

The public is being told to be safe and prepare for disruption to travel services which make take place.