A Met Office weather warning for thunderstorms has been extended until Saturday morning.
The yellow warning – the lowest level of three warnings issued by the forecaster – was initially due to start at 10am on Friday and end at 11.59pm.
The Met Office has now extended the warning until 9am on Saturday.
What to expect
- There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater.
- Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
- Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.
Heavy showers are expected across much of the UK and the showers and thunderstorms will be slow-moving and may cause localised surface water impacts.
Where there are showers there is potential for 20-30mm of rain in a short space of time and during the course of the day, there is a chance that some places could see as much as 80-100mm build up.