THUNDERSTORMS will hit Oxfordshire later this week, the Met Office has warned.

The forecaster has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms from 6pm on Tuesday to 9pm on Wednesday.

The storms could bring torrential rain, hail and lightning, with a small chance of flash flooding and power cuts.

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There have been a series of weather warnings already in June, with a month's worth of rain forecast in just a couple of hours last week.

Meteorologist Simon Partridge said: "There is the potential for some thundery and heavy rain on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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"A little bit of uncertainty about when it will arrive but it will be pushing in from the south and will leave from north-east England.

"England and Wales will have spells of heavy and thundery rain."

Temperatures are expected to hit 17C on Tuesday and Wednesday.