A WEATHER warning for thunderstorms has been issued for Berkshire.

The yellow alert will be in force for the whole of the county from Monday, August 2, until 11pm tonight.

Berkshire is set to have heavy showers, torrential downpours and thunderstorms which 'may cause travel disruption and some flooding'.

The Met Office said: "Heavy showers already affecting the south and east of the Isle of Wight will become more widespread across the warning area through the afternoon, with some thunderstorms also developing.

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"These may be quite slow-moving and last for an hour or two.

"Some torrential downpours are possible with a few places seeing 50 mm of rain or more within a few hours. Lightning and hail are also additional hazards."


Residents have been asked to expect flooding to homes and businesses from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

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There is also a chance of delays and cancellations to train and bus services.

Spray from rain could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.