Thunderstorm threatens to dampen spirits of Leeds United fans watching play-off final back in Yorkshire

-Credit: (Image: Sean Hansford | Manchester Evening News)
-Credit: (Image: Sean Hansford | Manchester Evening News)


A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms on Sunday has been issued by the Met Office for a large swathe of the north including Leeds and the rest of West Yorkshire.

The Met office is warning of slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon which may cause flooding and disruption in places.

It remains to be seen if the weather dampens the spirits of Leeds United fans back home in West Yorkshire ahead of the Championship play-off final between Leeds and Southampton at Wembley. Kick-off is at 3pm.

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The weather warning for thunderstorms is in place from noon tomorrow until 8pm. The weather warning covers a huge swathe of north and the Midlands, taking in Leeds and the whole of West Yorkshire and down into South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.

The warning lists a number of things to expect, including sudden flooding and possible lightning strikes.

The Met Office provide a list of things to expect in the event of thunderstorms:

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

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

  • There is a small chance that some communities become temporarily cut off by flooded roads

  • 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

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