LIGHTNING has been forecast in Southampton tonight after the Met Office issued a thunderstorm weather warning.

The warning is in place from 6pm tonight until 9am on Wednesday and the Met Office is warning it could lead to power cuts and travel delays.

Daily Echo:

FORECAST: The BBC has predicted lightning this evening

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

"There is a small chance of damage to property from lightning strikes, hail, or strong woinds.

"There is a small chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus."

BBC weather is also forecasting lightning from 10pm tonight until 3am on Wednesday in Southampton.