Thunderstorms heading for Yorkshire as more wind and rain to hit region - again

Thunderstorms are predicted to hit Yorkshire this week
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Thunderstorms could be on their way to Yorkshire later this week following days of rain.

Yorkshire has seen mixed weather over the past few days, with rain followed by sunny spells hitting many areas and is set to continue this week. Today, there will be cloudy and damp weather throughout the morning, with sunnier conditions and then more rain in the afternoon.

The Met Office said: "Cloudy and damp start before rain and patchy drizzle clears. Then some brighter spells either side of a rain band later in the afternoon. Breezier evening with isolated showers. Cool. Maximum temperature 17 °C."

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However, later in the week, thundery weather is also set to arrive in Yorkshire, with heavier rain also expected on Friday. In its forecast between Thursday and Saturday, the Met Office said: "Changeable with spells of rain and blustery showers, possibly thundery.

"Generally cloudy Friday with chance of heavier rain later. Eastern parts seeing the best of any drier, brighter weather. Cool."

Over the longer term, in the period between Sunday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 16, the Met Office also said there will be a mix of showers and sunshine. However, conditions are set to become more settled with temperatures moving upwards.

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The Met Office said: "Sunday looks most likely to be a fairly cool and showery day, similar to Saturday although with lighter winds which gives a greater chance for some places to catch a slow-moving heavy downpour. Sunny spells too. Into the following week, further cloud and rain bearing weather systems are likely to move into at least the west of the UK, accompanied by stronger winds at times, continuing the recent changeable theme.

"However, there are tentative signs that further into next week, conditions may begin to gradually turn a bit more settled, at least for a time. This particularly so across eastern parts, with temperatures more widely trending back up to average and then potentially above average as the week progresses."