The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms across parts of London.

The weather service has said that thunderstorms may cause some localised disruption on Sunday night.

The warning is set to come into effect at 8pm on Sunday, September 4 and will remain in place until 4am, Monday September 5.

What to expect during this Met Office yellow warning for London

The Met Office warns to expect the following during this period:

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  • There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water, locally gusty winds and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus
  • Probably some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes and gusty winds.
  • Some flooding of a few homes and businesses possible, leading to some damage to buildings or structures
  • Delays to train services are possible
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

The Met Office said: “Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across southwest England on Sunday evening and move north across parts of Wales and Northern Ireland, clearing during the early hours of Monday morning.

“A separate area of thunderstorms is likely to develop across central southern England late evening, moving north into the Midlands overnight. Whilst some places may not see much rainfall, a few places may see 20-30 mm fall in under an hour. Frequent lightning, hail and locally gusty winds are additional hazards that may accompany stronger thunderstorms, particularly across southwestern parts of England and Wales.”

For localised weather forecasts and for thunderstorm advice, visit the Met Office website here.