THUNDERSTORMS are set to batter the city today amid a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office.

Torrential rain could cause flooding across Brighton and Hove as thunderstorms are set to hit the city from 10am.

It is part of a yellow weather warning in place across the South East until 5pm.

According to the Met Office, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services where flooding and lightning occurs.

There is also a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater or lightning strikes a possibility.

A spokesman from the Met Office said: "Heavy showers continue in the east.

"It will be drier elsewhere with some warm sunshine.

"Further heavy thundery showers will develop through the day, with these generally expected to be south of London.

"It will feel very warm and humid, less so in breezier coastal districts."

It comes after a brewery burnt to the ground after being "struck by lightning on Sunday.

Crews tackled the fire for about six hours as nearby residents were warned to keep their doors and windows closed.

Devastated founder of Good Things Brewing Co, Chris Drummond, shared the "incredibly sad news" on the brewery's Facebook page.

He said: "I am not quite sure how to say this as we are all in shock still but we just wanted to release this statement as so many of you have already been in touch to check in on us.

"Our beloved 17th century barn, the home to our brewery was struck by lightning today and has sadly burned to the ground.

"Thankfully the team and I are all safe and no one was hurt.

"The barn is something our family and brew team treasured with so many fond memories and we are deeply saddened but we are very thankful no one was on site today.

"We will be back in touch over the next few days, thank you to everyone who has offered their support so far."