A WEATHER warning is in place for thunderstorms and possible flooding to hit Worcestershire today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms for western England between midday today (Friday, June 26) to 9am on Saturday morning, with the potential of flooding and disruption.

The warning comes after the UK experienced the highest day of the year so far on Thursday, with temperatures topping 30 degrees.

The Met Office advised: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out on Friday afternoon and evening. Many places will miss the storms, but where they do occur, torrential downpours could bring 30-50 mm rain in a hour, with hail and lightning.

"The storms will slowly clear north eastwards on Friday afternoon and into the evening, though will probably not clear northeast Scotland until Saturday morning."

Advice from the Met Office for a yellow weather warning states: "Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

"Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life. Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

"Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"Some communities might become cut off if roads flood. Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost."