WEATHER WARNING: Heavy rain to cause flooding in Notts

A yellow weather warning has been issued today as heavy downpours are expected to lead to flooding in the East Midlands.

Tuesday, 14th June 2016, 7:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th June 2016, 12:18 pm
Expect heavy rain and possible flooding today

The Met Office has forecast heavy showers today (Tuesday, June 14) continuing from last night and developing more widely.

Some will become thundery, leading to slow-moving downpours across the warning area.

The Met Office said: "Some locations will miss these but where they do occur, please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel. Lightning could be an additional hazard. This is an update to pull the warning area south by about 50 miles, in line with latest ideas."

The chief forecaster added: "As with most recent days, temperatures will rise, triggering some heavy downpours. These may locally produce 15 to 25 mm of rainfall in an hour, bringing the risk of flooding, especially if affecting urban areas."