The North East is set to be hit by thunder and hail today as the Met Office has issued a yellow warning – here’s when it will hit.

Covering much of the North East, the yellow warning is set to be in place from 1pm until 8pm tonight.

Much of the North East coast is covered by the warning as the forecaster has also warned of heavy showers that are set to hit.

The forecaster warns: “Heavy showers and thunderstorms likely to cause some disruption to travel.”

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Driving conditions across the region will likely be affected thanks to spray and standing water, as well as chances of hail.

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Train services could also be delayed by the weather and there could also be some damage to a few buildings and structures thanks to lighting strikes.

A spokesperson for the weather forecaster said: “Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms will develop through this afternoon across much of central and eastern areas of Scotland, parts of central, eastern and southeastern England and southern areas of Northern Ireland, before easing during the evening.

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”Where heavy showers develop, 15 mm of rain could fall within an hour and possibly 25-30 mm in 2-3 hours where showers become slow moving, along with lightning and hail.”

It comes as tomorrow could also see heavy showers and thunder according to the weather forecaster thanks to warmer temperatures.

Met Office predicts temperatures could reach a maximum of 18c with some sunshine breaking through the clouds of scattered showers.