Thunderstorm looming over Leeds and Yorkshire as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

Thunderstorm warning for Leeds and Yorkshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the country with potential thunderstorms looming over Leeds and much of Yorkshire today (Tuesday, 18 June).

So much for summer, eh?

Yellow weather warnings have been issued not only across the Yorkshire and Humber area but also in the North East, North West, parts of the East Midlands and various other regions across the UK.

The warning is in place from 11am this morning until roughly 10pm this evening across Yorkshire. We hope you brought a coat to work…

As stated on the Met Office website, slow-moving thunderstorms and heavy showers may cause some disruption to travel and outdoor activities, with delays to train and bus services also likely.

The conditions are expected to cause disruption to public transport and travel in general, and “there is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus”.

“Short-term loss of power and other services is possible”, according to the weather experts, with a chance of “some flooding of a few homes and businesses”, along with the chance of falling debris and damage to buildings/structures.

Safe to say you won’t be watching the Euros in a beer garden today.

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Thunderstorms are expected to hit Leeds, Sheffield, York, Hull and various other parts of the region today. (Credit: Met Office)

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    The heaviest period of downpours in Leeds is expected from 5-7pm, though you can expect varying degrees of rainfall across most of Yorkshire from 3-9pm.

    We hope you brought a coat to work today.

    In terms of temperature, highs of 17-18C are expected between 1-4pm but things will start to cool down from 5pm onwards.

    All that being said, the weather is set improve nationwide later on the week as we enter summer proper on Thursday, 20 June.

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