THE MET Office has issued a 33-hour weather warning for thunderstorms, which could bring flooding and travel disruption.

The forecaster says the warning, which will be in place between 3pm on Sunday and midnight on Monday, will affect most of England and Wales.

In a statement on the Met Office's weather warning page, it states that thunderstorms may develop, bringing torrential rain and lightning, with possible flooding and disruption to travel.

A spokesman said: "Spells of rain are expected to affect many areas at times from Sunday afternoon and into Monday, moving north-northeastward and perhaps turning thundery at times in some places.

"Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms may also develop between bands of rain, particularly on Monday afternoon.

"Where thunderstorms do develop, 20 to 30 mm rain may fall locally in an hour, and close to 40 mm of rain may fall in two or three hours."