A YELLOW weather warning has been issued in Wyre Forest as thunderstorms are expected to hit the district overnight.

The hot weather will continue across the UK, with heatwave conditions for many, creating ideal conditions for thunderstorms which will bring heavy rain and increasing risks from flash flooding, lightning and hail.

Yellow thunderstorm warnings are in place across the country between now and Thursday.

In Wyre Forest, scattered thunderstorms are expected to start at around 11pm on Tuesday night, continuing into Wednesday morning.

It will remain hot as temperatures are expected to reach highs of 30C on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kidderminster Shuttle: The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in the area until ThursdayThe Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in the area until Thursday

Stormy weather is expected to subside into Wednesday afternoon but thunderstorms are set to start again as we move into the evening and throughout Thursday.

Temperatures will cool down slightly on Thursday, with highs of 27C, and while thunderstorms are expected to ease overnight into Friday, showers will continue through to next week, with some more scattered thunderstorms expected on Sunday.

The Met Office has warned there is a small chance that homes and businesses in some areas of the UK could be flooded quickly between now and Thursday, with some damage to buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes and large hail.

Levels in the River Severn at Bewdley are expected to rise slightly on Wednesday to 0.91m - still well below the point at which flooding is expected on low-lying land.

The storms could result in delays and some cancellations to public transport, the Met Office has warned, as well as difficult driving conditions with poor visibility.

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