Met Office warn of heavy rain and thunderstorms

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Thunderstorms and heavy rain could hit West Yorkshire this evening.

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning and said up to 30mm of rain could fall in less than an hour.

It said: “Isolated heavy, and possibly severe, thunderstorms are expected to develop on Friday evening across parts of England and Wales. These are likely to become more frequent later and spread northwards towards southern Scotland.

“Some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding, with large hail and frequent lightning also possible hazards.”

The warning is valid from 7pm tonight until 7am on Saturday.