The Met Office has warned of the possibility of flooding and travel chaos this evening with the risk of torrential rain falling over Brighton and Hove as it moves across southern England.
A yellow weather warning is in place between 4pm this afternoon and 9am tomorrow, although the Met’s chief forecaster says there is much uncertainty and some places could escape the rain altogether.
But if the storm does hit, flooding and transport disruption is possible.
The chief forecaster says: “There is much uncertainty with the forecast for this period and some places could even stay dry. However, heavy and thundery rain could produce 20 to 30 mm rain in an hour and very locally 40 to 60 mm in 6 to 12 hours.
“Should this occur then some flooding is possible, especially across urban areas. Overnight rain should gradually start to ease and by early Wednesday morning may be confined to parts of the East Midlands and East Anglia.”