An ambulance carrying a patient in Orpington was delayed when a tree fell in its path.

Fire crews from Orpington were called out at 1.30am this morning (August 9) to reports of a fallen tree in Milking Way, Downe.

A spokesman from Orpington Fire Station said: "We were called out to a fallen tree.

"There was an ambulance stuck, trying to get through.

"We don't carry chainsaws or anything so had to call out two tree surgeons who dealt with it quickly."

It is not believed that the patient in the ambulance was in a serious condition.

The tree was forced over by heavy rain and winds which hit the south east last night.

The Met Office has predicted a yellow weather warning for rain and possible thunder storms hitting the region tomorrow.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Given the unseasonable nature of the weather this could be sufficient to disrupt transport and make outdoor activities dangerous.

"This is a particularly volatile situation, and this alert is likely to be updated as the event approaches. The public are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and alerts through the weekend."