Flooding, power cuts and lightning: Warning as heavy rain and thunder to hit Yorkshire

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Heavy rain and thunderstorms are set to batter Yorkshire this week - and here's when.

What to expect

-> Met Office issues yellow weather warning for rain and thunderstorms
Yellow and Amber warnings represent a range of impact levels and likelihoods, which can include damage to property, travel delays and cancellations, loss of water supplies and power cuts.

According to the Met Office this yellow weather warning means:

-There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from flood water, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

-Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services

-Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

-There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

Leeds Council warned that heavy rain hitting hard, baked ground from the heatwave could lead to flash flooding in areas.
Friday is still expected to be warm, with peaks of around 26/27C.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Yorkshire and the Humber, as thunderstorms are expected to hit between 2pm and 11.45pm on Friday July 27.

This weather warning is also currently in place in other parts of the UK, including East Midlands, East of England, North East England and North West England.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop during Friday afternoon, lasting well into the evening.

Where these take place, torrential downpours with a much as 30 mm of rainfall in 1 hour and 60 mm in 3 hours could occur.

Large hail and strong, gusty winds are additional hazards.