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We had a sunny day here in Kent yesterday but now prepare to batten down the hatches for a stormy evening.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the whole of the south east, including the county, from 8pm tonight.

Thunderstorms heading our way. Met Office
Thunderstorms heading our way. Met Office

It says: "There is a chance that thunderstorms may cause flooding and disruption on Sunday night."

The warning adds: "Although the locations affected by thunderstorms remain uncertain, a few places may experience a combination of heavy rain, frequent lightning and hail during Sunday night.

"Should thunderstorms develop, they are likely to move north from the south coast during Sunday evening into parts of south Wales, southern England and East Anglia overnight before gradually weakening during Monday morning.

"Whilst some places will remain dry, a few places may see 20-30 mm of rain fall in less than an hour with frequent lightning and hail additional hazards."

Motorists warned to take care on the roads
Motorists warned to take care on the roads

What to expect:

There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes or hail.

Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

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

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