A WEATHER warning has been issued for Herefordshire at the weekend, with thunderstorms set to hit the county.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for Herefordshire on Sunday, May 12.

The warning will come into force at midday on Sunday and remain in force until 10pm.


Weather warning

The Met Office said heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out in the south of the warning area, which covers most of Wales and western England, late on Sunday morning and early on Sunday afternoon, moving steadily north whilst growing into larger areas of rain before clearing the area.

Some intense downpours are possible in a few places, the Met Office said, giving up to 30 mm in less than hour and perhaps 40 to 50 mm over two to three hours.

This could lead to surface water flooding, while hail, frequent lightning strikes and strong wind gusts will be additional localised hazards.