Thunderstorms set to hit Yorkshire today with wet weekend ahead

Thunderstorms are predicted to hit the UK
Thunderstorms are predicted to hit the UK -Credit:PA

Thundery weather is on its way to Yorkshire over the weekend.

According to the Met Office, thundery weather could hit Yorkshire amid a foggy morning and cooler temperatures. While temperatures have increased over the past few days, the temperature is expected to remain below average today and over the weekend.

Unsettled conditions are also expected with both showers and sunshine in some places. Sunday is also expected to be a wet day.

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For the weather on Friday, the Met Office said: "Early fog patches clearing to sunny spells, although feeling rather cool. Becoming increasingly showery generally, with sharp showers more widely into the afternoon, perhaps locally thundery. Drier but frosty overnight. Maximum temperature 10 °C."

As for the weekend, the Met Office added: "Gradually becoming more unsettled over the weekend with showers, some heavy and possibly thundery at times. Often cloudy and feeling chilly in brisk winds. Temperatures recovering a little from Sunday."

Longer term, the weather is likely to continue to be rainy for a while, with more rain predicted for next week, although drier weather is expected in the north. Conditions are likely to remain cool.

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The Met Office long term forecast for the weather between April 30 and May 9, said: "The period is likely to start with areas of organised rain and/or showers in the west, and largely dry conditions in the east although a scattering of showers developing by day.

"As the week progresses these more organised areas of rain and showers are likely to slide southeast to affect southern parts of the UK, with drier weather in northern, especially northwestern UK Winds will gradually turn from southerly to easterly, with a chance of rain or even thundery showers for a time in the east and southeast.

"Temperatures likely to trend upwards, with the chance of a warm to very warm spell in some southern and eastern parts, before conditions probably turn gradually drier, cooler and more settled from the west towards the end of the period."