A WEATHER warning for heavy and thundery rain on the Isle of Wight has been extended today (Thursday) by the Met Office.
The be aware warning, which was in place all day today (Thursday), is now valid from 9am this morning until 8am tomorrow (Friday). This follows a similar extension yesterday. The original warning was issued on Tuesday.
The Met Office said: "Further outbreaks of heavy, thundery, rain will spread from the south during Thursday and overnight into Friday with the potential for some torrential downpours in places.
The chief forecaster said: "Heavy, thundery rain will spread into southern and southwestern parts of England and Wales during Thursday morning, moving further northeast across much of Wales, central and eastern England during the rest of the day, whilst further thundery showers affect southwestern areas during the evening and overnight into Friday.
"Amounts of rain will be very variable, but locally 20-30 mm is possible within an hour and 40-50 mm within 3 hours, mainly in the southwest, but many places will receive much less than this."