A NEW weather warning will be in place in Somerset tomorrow.

The Met Office is warning residents in Somerset and the South West of possible thunderstorms from noon to 9pm tomorrow (Tuesday, May 20).

The latest forecast said: “Thunderstorms are likely to develop in places on Tuesday afternoon leading to some travel disruption and surface water flooding.

“Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop during the afternoon across parts of southwest England before slowly dying out during the evening.

“Many places will miss the worst, but where they do develop, some slow-moving and intense downpours are possible, giving accumulations of 20-30 mm in around one hour, and a lower likelihood of 40-50 mm in 2-3 hours in a few locations.

“Frequent lightning strikes and hail are also possible.”

Weather warnings for thunderstorms were also issued last Saturday (May 18) and Thursday (May 16).