Heavy downpours in Yorkshire could bring thunderstorms and hail

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Experts are warning that Yorkshire could be hit by thunderstorms today as heavy downpours are predicted for the county.

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Thunderstorms and hail could hit Leeds

Thunderstorms and hail could hit Leeds

Met Office experts say that heavy showers will be the first thing to hit Yorkshire today (Friday) at around 11am, before a prolonged spell of heavy rain at around 12pm.

It will then remain dry but cloudy, until around 6pm when Yorkshire will be hit by another light shower.

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A Met Office spokesperson said of today's forecast: "Frequent heavy, blustery showers through the day with thunderstorms and hail possible.

"These will be interspersed with sunny spells, although temperatures will remain close to the average for the time of year, with a westerly breeze.

"Maximum temperature 20 °C."