HEAVY rain and thunder storms throughout Friday could cause problems on the roads and some localised flooding.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the afternoon and evening, with heavy downpours and strong winds almost certain.

Storm Miguel is made its way up through Europe and hit the south coast on Friday morning.

Local Berkshire:

The warning is in place from 2pm until 11pm.

Forecasters say 20-30mm of rain could fall in just a couple of hours, which is about half the average rainfall for the whole month of June for southern areas.

Local Berkshire:

The Met Office says:  "Whilst some places will escape them, some heavy showers will break out during Friday afternoon and evening. Some of these showers will be quite prolonged, with a chance of occasional thunder.

"A few places may see 20 mm rain falling within an hour and some spots may receive around 30 mm rain in a couple of hours.

"Following a spell of rain earlier in the day, this may lead to spray and surface water flooding on some roads."

The Met Office also lists the following alongside the yellow weather warning.

What to expect

  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely