A yellow weather warning is in place as thunderstorms are set to hit Worcestershire.

The Met Office have issued an alert for heavy showers and thunderstorms with travel disruption possible in some areas. 

Despite the county basking in the heatwave this week, the weather is set to return to a more unsettled pattern this afternoon (Sunday, May 12).

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Some intense downpours are possible in a few places, giving up to 30 mm in less than hour and perhaps 40-50 mm over 2 to 3 hours leading to surface water flooding.

“Hail, frequent lightning strikes and strong wind gusts will be additional localised hazards.”

The weather warning is in place from 12pm today and is set to last until 10pm. 

Residents are advised to check the Met Office website for updates throughout the next few days. 

Deputy Chief Meteorologist Tony Wisson added: “Many places will start fine and warm on Sunday, though it is likely to become cloudier from the west or southwest during the day.

“On Monday we're likely to see more widespread and longer-lived spells of rain, some of which will be heavy and thundery. This will also lead to a much cooler feel to the day.”