THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the UK tomorrow, Sunday, October 23.

Nearly all of Somerset is in the weather warning area as heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to lead to a chance of flooding and disruption on Sunday.

The Met Office has said: "A band of heavy rain will move northwards through Sunday morning, followed by scattered heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon.

"Further heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible during Sunday evening and night, particularly across eastern parts of England, easing later.

"10-20 mm of rain is likely in 1 to 3 hours in many areas, with 30 mm in a few places through the morning. However, where thunderstorms occur during the afternoon, evening and overnight, there is a small chance of 20-30 mm falling within an hour."

What to expect

According to the Met Office, spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

There is also a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads.

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