ENGLAND are out of the World Cup and now the weather is turning too.

The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning for a large portion of the western side of the country including Cheshire and Merseyside. 

The warning is in place between 11am and 8pm on Friday with rain and thunder in the north west expected in the afternoon and throughout the evening.  

A spokesman added: "Heavy showers, which will most likely become thundery in places, are expected to develop quite widely across parts of England and Wales later Friday morning and through the afternoon.

"Some of the showers are likely to become focussed into slow-moving bands, particularly over southwest England, with some locations receiving around 20mm in an hour.

"As is the nature of showers however, many places within the warning area will miss them altogether, and have a dry day."

The warning also adds there is also a good chance driving conditions will at times be affected by spray and standing water, leading to some minor journey delays.

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The wet weather won't last long however. 

Both Saturday and Sunday will be largely dry and warm or very warm with lots of sunshine and just a little fair-weather cloud, according to forecasts. 

Temperatures are expected to reach around 25 or 26 degrees.