Met Office issues yellow weather warnings for Saturday and Sunday

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Met Office issues yellow weather warnings for Saturday and Sunday

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warning for parts of the UK on Saturday and Sunday.

As the Platinum Jubilee celebrations continue, the Met Office has issued a weather warning for thunder in the southwest of England on Saturday.

The warning runs from midnight to 1pm on Saturday and could lead to difficult driving conditions, the Met Office said.

For London and the southeast, showers lingered throughout the morning before moving northwards on Saturday morning.

The Met Office said the afternoon should become brighter with sunny spells, although there could be isolated showers in parts of London and the southeast.

This comes as Princess Anne heads to Epsom for the Derby, while other royals are expected to attend the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday evening.

The concert will include performances from Duran Duran, Hanz Zimmer, Alicia Keys, George Ezra, Queen + Adam Lambert, while Elton John has recorded a performance for the Royal Family.

On Sunday, however, a yellow weather warning is in place for for the south of England, Midlands and parts of the north. Wales will also experience showers on the final day of the Jubilee weekend.

A report said: “Thunderstorms and areas of rain are expected to develop over parts of England and Wales during the early hours of Sunday.

“Torrential downpours are likely in a few places with parts of the Midlands, East Anglia and southeast England most at risk. Some places could see 15-20 mm in an hour, and perhaps up to 50 mm before storms fade, and hail may affect a few spots.

“These thunderstorms will slowly spread into southern parts of northern England on Sunday morning before easing.

“Further south, drier conditions briefly develop on Sunday morning before further showers and thunderstorms develop over some parts of southern England, Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia later. These may give some heavy downpours with a further 10-20 mm possible in some places.”

Ther weather warning runs from midnight on Sunday to 6pm as many Britons hold Jubilee lunches and street parties across the country.

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