MORE thunderstorms are expected in the South West today (Saturday, May 18) as the Met Office issued a new yellow weather warning.

The warning will be in place from 1pm to 8pm.

The Met Office said: “Whilst not all places will see them, slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms may lead to some flooding and disruption in places.”

The latest forecast read: “Scattered slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England during Saturday afternoon.

“Whilst many places will see little or no rainfall, some locations could see 20-30 mm in an hour or two.

“There is a small chance that repeated shower development could result in a few places seeing 40-50 mm. Showers and thunderstorms will gradually fade during Saturday evening.”

Here is what to expect according to the Met Office:

  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities are temporarily cut off by flooded roads
  • 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 that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater