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Further thunderstorms for the southeast today

Wednesday night's thunderstorms gave flooding in parts of southeast and further downpours are on the way

A plume of warm, humid air continues to stretch from northern France and the combination of warmth and humidity will fuel heavy showers or Thunder and lightning across some central, eastern, southeastern parts of the UK during the rest of today (Thursday).

Southeastern parts of the UK are most likely to see the worst of the thundery downpours and Severe weather warnings are in force. Not everywhere will see the torrential rain, but there is the chance of 30mm in an hour with locally in excess of 50mm or more possible over the course of a few hours leading to possible disruption to travel and localised flooding as well as frequent lightning.

Parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland could also see some heavy, possibly thundery showers overnight and more especially through Friday.

The mixed bag of weather seen in June so far continues into the weekend with a combination of sunny spells and slow-moving, heavy thundery showers for Saturday, before conditions dry up in most places for Sunday. It'll feel warm in the strong June sunshine throughout the weekend.

This means that anyone with outdoor plans, over the next few days should be prepared for a mix of weather.

For Glastonbury Festival, although the site may miss the worst of the rain over the next few days, showers are still possible, particularly on Saturday when they could be heavy and thundery. However, the good news is that any showers will be less intense than the thunderstorms we have had over London in thelast day or so.

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