This is when the thunderstorm will hit Leeds as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

Rain is set to batter Leeds this week as a thunderstorm brings the recent spell of dry weather to an end.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:42 am

Forecasters at the Met Office have issued a 32-hour thunderstorm warning for the region.

The Met Office yellow weather warning for Yorkshire comes into effect from tomorrow (Wednesday) from 6pm until midnight on Thursday.

Their forecast also predicts when rain will hit Leeds specifically - 4am on Thursday morning.

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This is when rain will hit Leeds.
This is when rain will hit Leeds.

The rain is then set to stay around for most of Thursday, finally slowing down in the evening.

Friday is set to stay dry - good news for anyone who's booked a beer garden for England v Scotland at the Euros.

According to the Met Office: "Although there remains significant uncertainty in location and timing, areas of thunderstorms are expected to move northeast across parts of England and Wales from late Wednesday through to Friday morning.

"Whilst not all locations will be affected, some intense thunderstorms may occur during this period with torrential rain, hail, frequent lightning and strong gusty winds possible."

The forecast for Wednesday to Friday for Yorkshire is as follows:

Wednesday:

"A largely sunny day on Wednesday but some cloud lingering in the far west and northwest, along with the odd outbreak of light rain or drizzle. Warm. Maximum temperature 25 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

"Bands of thundery showers pushing north, alternating with dry and occasionally sunny periods on Thursday and Friday. Generally bright or sunny on Saturday, with perhaps the odd shower."

What to expect during the thunderstorm according to the Met Office:

- There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail and 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 small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads

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

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