THE MET Office has issued an updated yellow warning for thunderstorms today that could hit the North East and North Yorkshire.

Amongst the thunder, the weather forecaster has predicted a few “heavy showers” and some localised flooding and travel disruption.

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The warning is in place from 2pm today and 8pm tonight and will affect much of the North East and North Yorkshire.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Most areas escaping the worst, but a few heavy showers and thunderstorms may lead to localised travel disruption and flooding today.”

Here’s what to expect with a thunderstorm:

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

The weather outlook for today and tonight has predicted rather warm temperatures with patchy light rain coming across the region tonight.

The full weather outlook for today and tonight reads: “Areas of low cloud and fog are likely at first given light winds.

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“Becoming brighter through the morning, but this should spark further scattered showers, with some heavy and locally prolonged with a risk of thunder. Rather warm and humid. Maximum temperature 23c.

“Remaining showers gradually dying away during the evening, leaving a mainly dry, mild, but rather cloudy night. Low cloud and patchy light rain remaining over the Pennines. Minimum temperature 11c.”

The outlook for Saturday looks brighter as the Met Office predict “Rather cloudy at first, but otherwise a brighter day, with some sunny spells.

“Further showers developing later, but these fewer and lighter than of late. Remaining rather warm and humid. Maximum temperature 22 °C.”

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