Leeds weather forecast: Thunderstorms and 30C heatwave to hit tonight amid yellow weather warning

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Thunderstorms are set to strike Leeds tonight (23 Jul), as a heavy downpours are forecast to dampen the scorching weather.

Temperatures in Leeds will reach as high as 30C today as the city basks in the summer heatwave, before the tropical-temperatures give way to thundery showers overnight.

Thunderstorms are set to strike Leeds tonight (23 Jul) as a heavy downpours are forecast

Thunderstorms are set to strike Leeds tonight (23 Jul) as a heavy downpours are forecast

Thunder and lightning

Today will see Leeds bask in hot conditions and clear skies, with temperatures climbing to highs of 30C between 4pm and 7pm this evening.

The weather will remain warm and dry until 11pm, when some light showers are expected to hit, turning heavier into the early hours of Wednesday.

A yellow weather warning is in place for Leeds from 6pm today until 9am tomorrow, with heavy downpours forecast during the night, beginning from around 2am, as the Met Office warns of scattered thunderstorms.

However, temperatures will still remain hot and muggy overnight at around 20C.

Power cuts and travel delays

The unsettled weather could lead to some power cuts and travel delays, and there is potential for frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds, as well as sudden downpours in some areas.

The weather is set to clear from 9am tomorrow morning, turning bright and dry, with temperatures remaining warm.

The Met Office said, "There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

"There is a small chance of damage to property from lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

"There is a small chance of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures.

"There is a small chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus."