A WEATHER warning has been issued for thunderstorms on the Isle of Wight.

The Met Office has issued the yellow weather warning, which comes into force at 6pm on Tuesday and remains in place until 9pm on Wednesday.

Storms are predicted to hit large parts of the country.

The Met Office warned: "Thunderstorms may develop bringing torrential rain, hail and lightning to a few places, with potential disruption to travel and flooding.

"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.

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

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