UPDATE: Severe weather warning - London and south east still braced for heavy rain and possible flooding

Severe weather warning - London and south east braced for heavy rain and possible flooding

Severe weather warning - London and south east braced for heavy rain and possible flooding

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A severe weather warning is still in place for London and the south east today (May 22).

The Met Office has issued its 'yellow warning for rain in the area yesterday afternoon, although the extreme weather did not materialise.

However, they say the warning is still in place for today

The Met Office said: "Areas of heavy and locally thundery rain are expected to move north and west across the southern half of England along with Wales during the early hours of Thursday.

"A brief period of drier weather  reaching the extreme southeast around midnight Thursday will follow northwestwards, probably reaching much of Wales and southwest England later in the morning. 

"However, scattered locally heavy showers, with the risk of some slow-moving thundery downpours, are likely to develop quite quickly during Thursday, only slowly dying out in the evening. 

"The public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding."

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6:08pm Wed 21 May 14

shabina says...

oh well .... no bbq's tonight then !!
oh well .... no bbq's tonight then !! shabina
  • Score: 4

8:39pm Wed 21 May 14

Simon bald says...

surely you can hype this up news shopper with some bigger words
surely you can hype this up news shopper with some bigger words Simon bald
  • Score: 5

9:46pm Wed 21 May 14

Harold_Monk says...

Probably turn out just a bit damp here and there
Probably turn out just a bit damp here and there Harold_Monk
  • Score: 5

7:43am Thu 22 May 14

Markselondon says...

What heavy rain and Thunder we had few showers over night but that was it. Good to know met office are on the ball again.
What heavy rain and Thunder we had few showers over night but that was it. Good to know met office are on the ball again. Markselondon
  • Score: 5

8:51am Thu 22 May 14

Simon bald says...

better get the wellies
better get the wellies Simon bald
  • Score: 2

9:24am Thu 22 May 14

paulbexleyheath says...

not much happened hear in bexleyheath. just a shower and a bit of wind.
and no thats not me ;-)
not much happened hear in bexleyheath. just a shower and a bit of wind. and no thats not me ;-) paulbexleyheath
  • Score: 3

9:43am Thu 22 May 14

ladder says...

Builders will be happy then! ROFL
Builders will be happy then! ROFL ladder
  • Score: 4

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