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Met Office issue yellow warning for thunderstorms hitting Harrow tonight

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of thunderstorms hitting London, including Harrow this evening from 8pm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Although the locations affected by thunderstorms remains uncertain, a few places may experience a combination of heavy rain, frequent lightning and hail during Sunday night.

“Should thunderstorms develop, they are likely to move north from the south coast during Sunday evening into parts of south Wales, southern England and East Anglia overnight before gradually weakening during Monday morning.

“Whilst some places will remain dry, a few places may see 20-30 mm of rain fall in less than an hour, with frequent lightning and hail additional hazards.”

According to the official Met Office website, the warning covers the following notes that people should be aware of:

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

– 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.

You can see further details of the warning on the Met Office website.