Residents have been warned to prepare for stormy weather and flooding after the Met Office issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms in Buckinghamshire.

The county, along with the wider Southeast region, will be hit with yet another spell of bad weather today (May 21), with heavy rainfall and lightning expected to cause some travel disruption.

It follows the trend of intermittent sunny days succeeded by spring downpours, with temperatures in Bucks sticking around the 21 degrees mark and accompanied by blue skies and sunshine over the weekend. 

From 12pm until midnight tonight, the Met Office has forecast heavy rainfall causing “spray and sudden flooding” to roads, delays and some cancellations to train and bus services and a “slight chance” of power cuts to local homes and businesses.

A spokesperson said: “Whilst some places may remain mostly dry, areas of heavy rain and some thunderstorms are expected to develop from around mid-morning.

“In the south, the focus is likely to be slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms, perhaps with hail and lighting, which should gradually ease away later on Tuesday evening.

“Across the warning area, 20-30mm in one hour or less is possible, but perhaps most likely to the south of London, with a few places perhaps receiving 40-50mm in two to three hours.”

“Give yourself the best chance of avoiding delays by checking road conditions if driving, or bus and train timetables, and amending your travel plans if necessary.”