Met Office weather maps show heavy thunder rain predicted for Yorkshire

Rain set to hit Yorkshire today
Rain set to hit Yorkshire today -Credit:Met Office

More thundery weather is set to hit Yorkshire today with showers expected over the weekend.

The Met Office has said today will be "cloudy and unsettled" with rain soon to start falling. This could turn both heavy and thundery at times as longer spells of rain fall into the evening. It will be a cooler day as a result and there may even be more rain over the weekend.

For Friday, the Met Office said: "Cloudy and unsettled Friday with showers moving in from the east, turning heavy and thundery at times.

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"Showers turning into longer spells of rain and drizzle through the evening. Maximum temperature 14 °C."

Met Office weather maps also show rain moving in from both the south and west, with heavy rain predicted in the afternoon for Leeds, Sheffield and Huddersfield. In the morning, there are likely to be some heavy showers.

Moving into the weekend, the Met Office added that the weather would be unsettled with showers and rain. Saturday is likely to see some sun however.

They said: "Confidence in detail becomes low into the weekend, however likely remaining unsettled with showers or spells of rain at times, with Saturday the most likely to be the brightest day."

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In the longer term, the Met Office predicts less rain with more warmer weather. However, rain is likely to return later on.

The Met Office weather prediction for the period between May 7 and May 16 reads: "As we move into next week, the chance of rain and showers reduces as high pressure builds to the into the UK. This will bring more in the way of dry and fine weather for most areas, although there is still a chance of some showers in places, and a risk also of some more persistent rain rounding the high into north-western parts of the country.

"The high is likely to maintain influence into the weekend before starting to weaken the following week. So a continuation of fine conditions next weekend seems likely, before a return of less settled conditions by the end of the period. Temperatures are expected to be slightly above normal for early May."