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Potential flooding threat in West Berkshire as Met Office issues yellow warning

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for London and south-east England, including West Berkshire, with heavy rain and thundery showers expected.

Weather conditions between 12am on July 24 and 11.59pm on July 25 could disrupt travel, and even lead to flooding.

The Met Office emphasises that the risk of flooding is small, but residents and travellers should take all necessary precautions.

Met Office issues yellow warning for West Berkshire.
Met Office issues yellow warning for West Berkshire.

Road closures - and difficult driving conditions in general - may result from heavy rainfall.

There is a small chance that some communities could become cut off due to roads being flooded.

A statement from the Met Office reads: "Outbreaks of rain and some thunderstorms are expected to spread from the southwest on Friday night, this introducing unsettled conditions to much of England and Wales for Saturday and Sunday.

"Heavy, thundery showers are likely to break out by day, particularly on Sunday when these could be widespread and locally torrential.

"Lightning and hail are also expected. Rainfall amounts will vary from place to place, but there is the potential for up to 100 mm to build up in some locations over the course of the weekend, much of which could fall in a short period of time."

The full warning can be viewed on the Met Office's website.

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