The Met Office has issued a ‘Yellow weather warning’ for thunderstorms today, which could lead to ‘difficult driving conditions and some road closures’.
The yellow warning spreads across most areas in the South East of England, and even effects some of London.
Thunderstorms are expected to hit between 12.00pm and 19.00pm today (5 July).
The Met Office has said that some parts of the South East will see little rain but thunderstorms in the afternoon are ‘likely’ to bring torrential rain, hail and lightning to a few places.
The Met Office has outlined what to expect:
“Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes or hail.
“There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.
“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.
“There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.”
The Met Office forecast is for rain and thunderstorms in Crawley to last until 16.00pm, after which skies will be clearer and temperatures will be around 24°C.
Tomorrow temperatures are expected to reach highs of 27°C and skies should be clear for most of the day.
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Fog causes delays and cancellations at Gatwick
Passengers are advised to check with their airline for the latest flight information.
Passengers at Gatwick Airport are experiencing delays and possible cancellations this morning due to thick fog.
Delays of around an hour can be expected on flights departing this morning. It is the second day in a row that fog has impacted flights at Gatwick Airport.
Gatwick has advised passengers to check with their respective airlines for the latest information on flights.
In a post on Twitter this morning, a spokesperson for Gatwick Airport said: “Fog across the South East has caused some delays and cancellations at the airport. We know this is extremely frustrating and our teams are working hard to get you on your way as quickly as possible. Please check with your airline for the latest flight information.”
Fog across the South East has caused some delays and cancellations at the airport. We know this is extremely frustrating and our teams are working hard to get you on your way as quickly as possible. Please check with your airline for the latest flight information.
— Gatwick Airport LGW (@Gatwick_Airport) October 5, 2018