More lightning storms forecast for South London this weekend

More lightning storms are forecasts for South London this weekend after thunder and heavy rains battered the capital in recent days.

Heavy thunder and rainfall broke a week of temperatures that exceeded 34 degrees daily for the first time since the 1960s in the UK.

On Saturday (August 15), a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms was issued by the Met Office for South London and the rest of Southern England on Saturday to last through Monday.

“Saturday will begin mostly cloudy for most areas across the UK but as the day goes on showers will start to break out in the south and south east of England.

“As the day progresses further there’s a chance of some rumbles of thunder and potentially some hail and lightning.

“The risk of thunder will start to push further north on Sunday, with central parts of England and Wales facing heavy rain and the chance of flooding,” Matthew Box, a Met Office forecaster, told the PA news agency.

Box attributed this to winds, causing an “east-west” split in northern areas.

The weather warnings for parts of England and Wales are likely to be in place going into Monday.

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