The Met Office has today issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms for the North East – here’s when they’re set to hit.

Today many will be waking up to further scorching temperatures as a heatwave continues to sweep across the region.

Although temperatures are not as hot today, they are not as hot as many have experienced over the past few days.

However, things are set to get a bit cooler early next week as thunderstorms are predicted for much of the North East.

When are thunderstorms expected to hit?

A yellow warning for thunderstorms has been issued between 6am on Monday morning until 11.59pm on Monday evening.

With much of the UK and North East affected there is a chance that businesses and homes could become damaged due to flooding.

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Due to this there is also a chance of delays to travel due to flooding and lightning strikes.

Power cuts could also be likely due to the extreme weather, the Met Office has warned.

What are temperatures like for the rest of the week and early next week?

Temperatures are set to peak today and steadily decline as throughout the weekend.

In Darlington today, people can expect a high of 27c, whereas in Durham, a high of 28c has been predicted.

When Saturday rolls around, however, Darlington will see a high of a moderate 24c, with similar temperatures on Sunday.

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On Monday, when thunderstorms are expected to hit, a high of 22c has been predicted, with much of the heat being broken by the storm.

Tuesday will see highs of just 18c and Wednesday just 17c.

So whether you’re enjoying the hot weather or not, it won’t last long after this weekend.

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