THUNDERSTORMS could be on the cards this afternoon after the Met Office updated its yellow weather warning for Hampshire.

The warning, which was previously for heavy rain, will be in force between 2pm and 11pm for the whole of Hampshire.

According to the Met Office forecast, there’s currently a 70 per cent chance of thunder at 6pm in Basingstoke.

The Met Office says heavy thundery showers may cause some travel disruption.

The warning reads: "Some flooding of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures.

"Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer.

"Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer.

"Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely."

A spokesperson said: "Whilst some places will escape them, some heavy thundery showers will break out during Friday afternoon and evening. Some of these showers will be quite prolonged.

"A few places may see 20 mm rain falling within an hour and some spots may receive as much as 30-40 mm in a few hours. Following a spell of rain earlier in the day, this may lead to spray and surface water flooding on some roads."