Met Office thunderstorm warning for West Yorkshire with risk of floods and lightning strikes

Storm clouds above Yorkshire -Credit:Getty
Storm clouds above Yorkshire -Credit:Getty

The Met Office has warned thunderstorms could hit Yorkshire tomorrow following the scorching 22C degree sunny weather today.

A yellow weather warning has been issued across the west of England from noon until 10pm on Sunday, May 12. The warning spans Carlisle to Exeter, and covers North, South and West Yorkshire.

The Met Office has said: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms could lead to some disruption in places, especially to travel. Isolated property flooding is possible."

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The government department has said we can expect:

  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services

  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life, particularly in places such as road and railway underpasses.

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

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