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Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in place across Kent


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Weather warnings are in place across Kent as thunderstorms are expected to sweep across the country.

The Met Office has placed yellow weather warnings for storms between noon and 6pm today.

Yellow thunderstorm warnings placed across Kent. Picture: Met Office
Yellow thunderstorm warnings placed across Kent. Picture: Met Office

There could be 15-20mm of rain in places in less than an hour and it could be accompanied by lightning, hail and strong winds.

The Met Office has warned there may be some localised disruption and to expect spray and sudden flooding which could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

There is also a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

It has also said where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

There is also a slight chance of some damage to trees and buildings, such as fallen branches and tiles blown from roofs.

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