Met Office is issuing a thunderstorm warning on the last day of the anniversary weekend

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Tens of thousands of street festivals will face ‘torrential’ downpours (Image: Rex/NNP/EPA)

Yellow flood warnings covering most of England have been issued as forecasters expect severe thunderstorms during the final day of the anniversary celebrations.

The washout began in the early hours of Sunday morning and mainly affected the South East, Midlands and East Anglia.

It is expected to spread to Yorkshire, Wales and the north-west later in the morning, while Scotland and the northernmost parts of England remain largely dry.

According to the Met Office, there is a strong possibility that “fast flowing or deep flood water” could cause a “mortal hazard” with volumes hitting some areas of up to 50mm per hour.

The forecasters added: “Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with some buildings damaged by high tides, lightning, hail or strong winds.”

People hoping for another round of street parties in the south-east could enjoy dry spells later in the afternoon, but only coastal areas will be spared the return to wet weather in the evening.

The thunderstorms are expected to last until at least 6 p.m. in most of the affected areas.

The Met Office continued: “Torrential downpours are likely in some places, with parts of the Midlands, East Anglia and south-east England most at risk.

? Paul Marriott Photography Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paul Marriott/REX/Shutterstock (12967879n) Union Jack umbrellas protect The Mall from the rain as preparations for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations go into high gear in London, UK 31 May 2022. Platinum Jubilee Preparations, London, UK, on ​​31 May 2022., London, London, London, England - 31 May 2022

Previously manageable wet weather could become dangerous in places if flooding sets in (Image: Rex)

“Some places could see 15-20mm in an hour, and maybe up to 50mm before the storms subside, and hail may affect some spots.

“These thunderstorms will slowly spread to southern parts of northern England on Sunday morning before abating.”

Meteorologists warned travelers to check train and bus cancellations as flooding and lightning strikes could disrupt service.

Motorists should also be wary of “spray and sudden flooding,” which can create dangerous conditions and road closures.

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The celebrations will end with a 3km anniversary competition (Image: Rex)

Meanwhile, some areas could experience widespread power outages and damage to businesses.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events draw to a close on Sunday, accompanied by much of the 60,000 officially registered street parties.

Some estimates put up to 10 million people in attendance for the final day of the celebrations.

The final organized parade will be the £15m Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which will feature a variety of cultural performances along a 3km route around Buckingham Palace.

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Dust your flag with the Union Jack, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner.

The celebrations, which will take place from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June, will mark Her Majesty’s record-breaking 70th anniversary on the throne.

There will be street parties, concerts and other special events across the UK attended by the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family.

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Justin Scacco

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