12 hours of rain on the way for London as Met Office issues yellow thunderstorm warning

Anyone hoping for a warm weekend will be disappointed as the capital is set to be hit with a washout.

The good old British summer means Londoners can bask in sizzling heat one day, then need a raincoat the next.

Thunderstorms are set on batter the city on Saturday (July 25) as The Met Office issues a yellow weather warning, which has been put in place from noon today until 11:59 pm and includes London and South East England.

So if you’re heading out today ensure you take your umbrella.

The weather warning reads: “While many places will miss the heaviest showers, bands of thunderstorms will likely bring some disruption.”

Although temperatures across London are set to hit 21 degrees today, there is rain forecast for 12 hours straight.

There will be a mixture of light and heavy rain consistently from 2 pm and lasting until 2 am on Sunday.

What to expect during the yellow thunderstorm warning:

  • There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is likely
  • Some flooding of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures
  • Probably some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes
  • Delays to train services are possible