THUNDERSTORMS could be on the cards again this week, the Met Office has warned, as the unsettled weather continues.

A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms has been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The warning comes into force at 6pm on Tuesday and will remain in place until 9pm on Wednesday.

It covers, Bournemouth, Poole and the rest of the county.

“Torrential rain, hail and lightning” could be seen in some places which would bring with it potential travel disruption and flooding.

Power cuts and lightning strikes could also occur.

The Chief Forecaster said: “Through Tuesday evening there is potential for thunderstorms to break out, initially across parts of southern England, before developing more widely overnight and then clearing through Wednesday morning. The thunderstorms may merge into areas of more prolonged and widespread rain for a time on Tuesday night and at first on Wednesday. “

The spokesperson said between 15 and 30mm of rain could be widespread with as much as 50mm in some locations.

They added: “After a drier interlude, further thunderstorms may develop in a few places during Wednesday afternoon, mainly south-eastern parts of England. Whilst rain and flooding is likely to be the largest impact, hail, lightning and gusty winds will be additional hazards.”

The Met Office has issued two separate warnings for thunderstorms for the county over the past two weeks.