Yorkshire has just been hit by this unusual weather phenomenon

Yorkshire got a soaking this morning after intense rain fell due to a rare meteorological phenomenon.

Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 8:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 8:55 am
This radar image shows the squall line (the thin band of bed) passing across Yorkshire earlier this morning. Pic netweather.tv

The phenomenon - known as a squall line - passed over the county between 7am and 8am this morning.

A squall line is a thin band of intense rainfall and high winds which sometimes forms ahead of a cold front.

The phenomenon can sometimes lead to frequent lightning, tornadoes and waterspouts. It is also known as a quasi-linear convective system.

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The squall line - which is running in a parallel line from the north east of the country down to the south west - has now passed over Yorkshire and is heading towards the north sea.

As the day progresses the weather for Yorkshire will improve with some sunny spells, although there will still be some heavy downpours.

It will feel milder than it has done of late with temperatures reaching 9C.