UK Met Office warnings of rain and thunderstorms

The Met Office has issued a double weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms in parts of the UK.

Devon meteorologists have put in place an eight-hour thunderstorm warning for eastern England, engulfing Norwich, London and parts of Sussex, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

A separate warning of heavy rain was also issued in parts of the northwest and northeast, which is expected to “cause some flooding and disturbances” in some places.

Read more: A “cold front and frost” looms amid the threat of thunderstorms over the south

The alerts come after a heatwave brought seven consecutive days of sunshine and record temperatures of 32.7C were recorded at Heathrow Airport on Saturday.

Forecasters have already warned that a cold front will see temperatures drop in the north over the coming days while the threat of thunderstorms remains in the south.

The Met Office has issued two weather warnings(Image: Met Office)

Thunderstorm Warning – 12pm – 8pm today (September 12)

“Heavy rain and thunderstorms are likely to cause some flooding and disruption in places,” the Met Office says.

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