Thunderstorm warning in place for UK as Met Office says some areas could be hit by flooding and lightning strikes

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Weather warnings were in place for much of the UK on Saturday morning, with some areas at risk of heavy rain, flooding and lightning strikes.

The warnings were later lifted but a further warning is in place for Sunday, with thunderstorms possible across much of England.

A break in rainfall is expected to benefit concert-goers at the BBC's Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday night.

A yellow thunderstorm weather warning was in place for much of southern England until around 10am on Saturday, with a risk of flooding, damage to building, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

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Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates said: "It will be late evening so I think for events in London I wouldn't want to completely discount a shower for, say, the Party at the Palace.

"I think at the moment it looks like a mostly dry picture and quite pleasant conditions."

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He added that those who remained out in the capital after the show faced an "increasing risk" of being caught in rain.

Scotland, meanwhile, is likely to see a sunny day with a high of 23C in the West Highlands and dry conditions continuing into Sunday.

The Met Office is warning that thunderstorms developing over parts of England and Wales from early Sunday may cause travel disruption and, in a few places, flooding.

The yellow warning extends from the south coast of England to north of Manchester, covering a large part of the UK.

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