The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Herefordshire as a storm is set to hit the county this afternoon.

Thunderstorms and torrential downpour are set to affect the county this afternoon, with the weather warning in force from 9.52am until 11pm on Monday.

The Met Office said: "Heavy showers, torrential downpours and thunderstorms may cause travel disruption and some flooding."

It warned there would be a small chance homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater and that where flooding and lightning strikes occur.

There would also be a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services, the Met Office added.

There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

Issuing the warning, which covers south of Leominster, the Met Office said: "Heavy showers already affecting the south and east of the Isle of Wight will become more widespread across the warning area through the afternoon, with some thunderstorms also developing.

"These may be quite slow-moving and last for an hour or two.

"Some torrential downpours are possible with a few places seeing 50 mm of rain or more within a few hours.

"Lightning and hail are also additional hazards."