Met Office issues severe weather warning for torrential downpours in the south east

Londoners will face miserable weather this weekend (Picture: PA Images)

Londoners will face miserable weather this weekend (Picture: PA Images) - Credit: PA WIRE

A severe weather warning has been issued as forecasters predict heavy showers and thunderstorms across the south east tomorrow.

A warning of localised flooding has been issued as heavy downpours are expected to develop during the afternoon and continue into the evening.

The Met Office’s chief forecaster said: “Heavy showers are expected to break out this afternoon and persist into the evening. “Due to light winds, some of these showers are likely to be slow-moving leading to some localised prolonged, torrential thundery downpours which could give 20-25mm of rain in a relatively short space of time and close to 40mm in two or three hours.”

Send your weather pictures to

You may also want to watch:

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter