24-hour thunderstorm warning after streets are submerged in heavy floods

A 24-hour thunderstorm warning looms over Brits after a weekend of heavy lashing with rain.

There are three Met Office yellow weather warnings in place, covering all of Scotland, Northern Ireland, and all of north of England.

Millions of Britons are at risk of seeing heavy downpours again today after a washout Saturday that brought flash floods on London's streets at the beginning of the weekend.

The alert for Scotland is in place from midnight Sunday until 12pm, the English warning, covering a large area from Nottingham to Sunderland and northern areas of Wales, ends at 9pm.

A further warning for Northern Ireland will run between 12am and 9pm on Sunday as well.

Of the severe weather, Scotland is more likely to see flooding and could even suffer power cuts and lightning strikes.

Public transport is also expected to be majorly affected.

The Met Office warning reads: "There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

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"Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

"Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads and there is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

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

Torrential rain caused flooding in parts of London, with Battersea showing a number of cars forced to drive through submerged roads.

Streets in Walthamstow were also underwater and vehicles struggled to power through the high levels of water.

Two London Underground stations, Holborn and Stepney Green, were closed due to the floods, including a platform at Liverpool Street Station.

While torrential rain battered the capital, a heatwave could sweep across the UK due to a tropical air mass moving in from the Mediterranean later on in the month.

Forecasters believe the final days of August could spark temperatures to soar above average with two weeks of scorching weather.

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