With the Met Office continuing its yellow warning for thunderstorms, convertible drivers are asked to take care in case of lightning.

There are chances of lightning striking and flash floods during the thunderstorm.

Last week, there were instances of flooding on roads and destroyed trees from the storm.

And motoring experts have warned that while being in a car during an electrical storm is not an imminent danger to life, if you’re driving a soft top then you could be in danger.

Mark Tongue, director of Select Car Leasing said: “Many people believe that they are safe inside their car if it is struck by lightning because the tyres are made of rubber, but this is not actually true.

“If a car is struck by lightning, what happens is that the metal structure acts like a Faraday cage. This means the electricity is sent around the outside of the car and whatever is inside will remain unharmed.

“But if you are driving a convertible or soft top, even if you have the roof up you don’t have a complete metal structure surrounding you – and that means you could be in trouble.”

But if your car is struck by lightning, what is the general advice?

Mr Tongue added: “While being in a regular car is fairly safe if lightning strikes, there are still a number of things to consider.

“Make sure you are not touching any metal objects inside the car – including door handles, stereo dials and gear sticks.

“Also, if your vehicle is struck then remain inside until the storm has passed and even then, take care touching anything metal outside the car for a period of time afterwards.

“As well as convertibles, fibreglass-bodied cars could be a potential risk because they don’t form the complete metal structure to act like a Faraday cage.

“And you obviously would not want to be on a motorbike in an electrical storm for the same reason.”