It’s now more than a month since rain fell in Brighton and Hove – but it’s now possible the dry spell could come to a dramatic end on Friday.
The Met Office has just released a yellow weather warning for thunder and lightning, starting in the afternoon and stretching into the evening.
Although the chances are still small, with most places expected to stay dry, areas hit by downpours could see 3cm of rain falling in an hour, bringing the risk of flooding, transport delays and power cuts.
The Chief Forecaster said: “High temperatures may set off some heavy showers and thunderstorms, which in some places could be slow-moving and persistent, bringing a risk of flooding.
“Should they develop, in the heaviest showers some places could see 30mm of rain in an hour, which would likely bring flooding impacts particularly should this fall on an urban area.
“There would also be a smaller chance of impacts from lightning strikes.
“As is the nature of showers, many places will miss them altogether, and it is not possible to say precisely where they will occur, but the warning area highlights the region at greatest risk.”
The warning covers London, south east ENgland and East ANglia, and starts at 2pm, ending at midnight.