Weather reading: Met Office issues yellow warning for thunderstorms in Berkshire
Berkshire could be soaked after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms.
The county saw days of scorching weather leading to the introduction of the very first amber heat warning
Now, however, it could get wet.
READ MORE: Hour-by-hour forecasts for Hungerford, Newbury and Thatcham
The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning for most of England, including Berkshire.
The warning covers all towns in Berkshire, Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Wokingham, Windsor, Maidenhead and Newbury.
The warning begins at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20 and continues until midnight.
BBC Weather forecasts suggest storms could arrive around 8 p.m. in Reading, Bracknell and Wokingham.
However, they could hit the east of the county much earlier and more seriously, with forecasts currently predicting they will start at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead.
Newbury in West Berkshire is currently expected to be completely missing – but is covered by an amber warning for extreme heat.
Most areas of Berkshire are expected to have a maximum temperature of 30 ° C before storms.
The Met Office said that although much of the country will be absent, some areas will see “torrential rains, frequent lightning, heavy hail and gusty winds.”
It is believed that some areas could receive between 30mm and 60mm of rain.
This could lead to localized flooding of homes and businesses, difficult driving conditions and impact on public transport.
Sign up for our newsletter and get BerkshireLive’s best stories straight to your inbox