UK weather: Thunderstorms, floods and 70mph winds to batter Brits for DAYS

The UK is bracing itself for a barrage of thunderstorms, floods and winds of up to 70mph as the country is set to endure days of bad weather.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms and wind across much of England and Wales, with parts of Scotland also expected to be hit by severe weather.

The warning is in place from midday today until 6pm tomorrow and the Met Office has warned of possible flooding in some areas, with homes and businesses likely to be affected.

The south and south-east of England are expected to be hit the worst, but other areas of the country are likely to be affected too, including Wales, the Midlands and parts of Scotland.

The weather warnings come as a result of a low pressure system which is making its way across the Atlantic and is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain.

The Met Office has warned of the potential for disruption, including to transport and power networks, and urged the public to be aware of the potential risks.

High winds are expected to be especially problematic, with gusts of up to 70mph expected in places. This could cause damage to property and potentially lead to flying debris.

The Met Office also warned that roads could be affected by flooding and there is a risk of localised power outages.

The bad weather is expected to last for the next few days, with the Met Office warning that there could be further thunderstorms and heavy rain.

As Brits prepare for the onslaught of bad weather, the Met Office has urged people to stay safe and to check for further weather warnings.