A WEATHER alert has been issued for Southampton amid fears that thunderstorms are heading up from the south.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning, which comes into place at midnight tonight and lasts until 10am tomorrow.

Forecasters are predicting a 26 per cent chance of thunderstorms in the Southampton area.

The Met Office said many places would stay dry but thunderstorms could bring heavy rain and lightning to some places in the south.

It added there was a small chance homes and businesses could be flooded, and bus and train services could be cancelled where lightning strikes.

It also warned spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

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


A message from the Editor

Thank you for reading this article - we appreciate your support in reading the Daily Echo.

Subscribing to the Echo means you have unrestricted access to the latest news, features and Saints coverage - all with an advertising-light website.

You will also have full access to Saintsplus, your new home for Southampton FC tactical analysis, features and much, much more.

Don't take my word for it - subscribe here to see for yourself.

Follow the latest breaking news in the Southampton area by joining our Facebook group - Southampton News - Breaking News and Incidents

Follow the latest court and crime news on our dedicated Facebook group - Hampshire Court and Crime News