Thunderstorms are set to hit Worcestershire in a matter of hours, bringing possible floods, power cuts, property damage and travel chaos.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, in place from 12 noon until 10pm tonight.

The warning covers the entirety of Worcestershire along with much of Wales, the South West and the West Midlands.

The Met Office has warned motorists that driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail.

This will lead to longer journey times if travelling by car or bus.

There may also be delays to train services as well as short-term losses of power and other services.

They are also warning that flooding could affect a "few homes and businesses", resulting in damage to buildings and structures.

Damage could also be caused by lightning strikes.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Map showing the yellow weather warning issued by the Met OfficeMap showing the yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office

The Met Office website states: "Heavy showers will develop throughout the morning with isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.

"These will bring the potential for lightning, hail and heavy rain, with a few places seeing 10-20 mm of rain within an hour and a small chance of 40 mm in 2-3 hours.

"Showers are likely to weaken over parts of Wales and the southwest of England during Thursday evening but will persist longer in parts of central England and the Midlands."