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There is also another yellow weather warning for thunderstorms active from 5am until 11.59pm on Sunday.

The warning advises of early rainfall over southeastern England, showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop more widely during the afternoon.

The focus of torrential downpours will probably be over parts of East Anglia and southeastern England and, perhaps, more locally across some southern coastal counties further west.

Hail, gusty winds and lightning may prove additional hazards.

Some areas, particularly in the west, may largely avoid the heaviest showers.

Rainfall amounts will vary considerably from place to place, but hourly totals could approach 1.5 inches (40mm) in some places, with a few locations perhaps picking up to three inches (80mm) from successive showers and storms.

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