Leeds residents take to social media after thunder heard across city - amid weather warning

A thunderstorm warning has been issued across Leeds as residents took to social media to report thunder crackling across the city.

Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 6:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 6:30 pm

The 'yellow' warning has been issued by the Met Office and covers from 9am on Monday (July 27) to the end of July 28.

The warning states: "Thunderstorms and heavy rain may lead to flooding and transport disruption.

"Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and possibly some road closures.

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A Yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued across Leeds as residents took to social media to report thunder crackling across the city.

"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 new warning comes just days after a heatwave across Yorkshire.

Many took to social media to complain.

One Twitter user said: "It's bucketing down in Leeds with thunder and lightening!"

Another added: "This weather is crazy. It was boiling last week, now this."

For more information on the warning, visit the Met Office by clicking here.