Met Office issues yellow weather warning of thunderstorms for North East England overnight

Parts of the North East could be hit by thunderstorms
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The North East could be in for thunderstorms and some flooding in the coming hours.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms lasting until 2am (Wednesday, July 10). Forecasters warned that flooding to homes and businesses is possible, as well as damage to buildings and structures from lightning strikes.

Travel may also be disrupted, with the Met Office predicting a good chance conditions will be affected by spray and standing water, leading to longer journey times by car and bus.

The Met Office said: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to continue to move northwards this evening, slowly dying out overnight.

"Many places will miss these, but where they do occur, there is the chance of some localised impacts from heavy rain, as well as damage from lightning strikes. 10-20 mm of rain is possible in an hour or so, with some places potentially seeing 30 mm in a few hours."

The yellow weather warning covers all areas of North East England; as well as North West England, Yorkshire and Humber, the East and West Midlands, and Wales.

Hour-by-hour forecast for the rest of Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10 in Newcastle

Tuesday

  • 8pm: 14°C / Light rain / 60% chance of precipitation

  • 9pm: 15°C / Light rain / 60% chance of precipitation

  • 10pm: 15°C / Light rain / 70% chance of precipitation

  • 11pm: 15°C / Light rain / 70% chance of precipitation

Wednesday

  • 12am: 14°C / Light rain / 70% chance of precipitation

  • 1am: 14°C / Heavy rain / 70% chance of precipitation

  • 2am: 14°C / Heavy rain / 70% chance of precipitation

  • 3am: 13°C / Heavy rain / 60% chance of precipitation

  • 4am: 13°C / Light rain / 60% chance of precipitation

  • 5am: 13°C / Light rain / 60% chance of precipitation

  • 6am: 13°C / Light rain / 50% chance of precipitation

  • 7am: 14°C / Cloudy / 50% chance of precipitation

  • 8am: 14°C / Cloudy / 40% chance of precipitation

  • 9am: 15°C / Cloudy / 30% chance of precipitation

  • 10am: 15°C / Cloudy / 40% chance of precipitation

  • 11am: 16°C / Light shower day / 50% chance of precipitation

  • 12pm: 16°C / Light rain / 40% chance of precipitation

  • 1pm: 17°C / Light shower day/ 60% chance of precipitation

  • 2pm: 17°C / Light rain / 50% chance of precipitation

  • 3pm: 17°C / Light rain / 60% chance of precipitation

  • 4pm: 17°C / Cloudy / 50% chance of precipitation

  • 5pm: 17°C / Cloudy / 50% chance of precipitation

  • 6pm: 16°C / Cloudy / 50% chance of precipitation

  • 7pm: 16°C / Cloudy / 40% chance of precipitation

  • 8pm: 15°C / Cloudy / 30% chance of precipitation

  • 9pm: 15°C / Cloudy / 30% chance of precipitation

  • 10pm: 14°C / Cloudy / 40% chance of precipitation

  • 11pm: 14°C / Cloudy / 50% chance of precipitation