The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain as heavy downpours are expected to hit across Yorkshire today in freak downpours.
The nine-hour rain warning starts from noon today, Wednesday, and runs until 9pm this evening.
Forecasters predict that showers will come in the afternoon gradually becoming heavy with a chance of thunder in some places.
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Showers are expected to be slow moving meaning some areas could see up to 20mm of rain falling.
The warning reads: “Showers developing late this morning and into this afternoon, will become heavy, with thunder in a few locations.
“Showers will be relatively slow-moving, which will mean some high rainfall totals: 15 to 20 mm of rain could fall within an hour in some places, and up to around 30 mm in 3 hours.”
Areas of Yorkshire covered by the warning include North Yorkshire, York, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire.
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The yellow warning can be seen to cover Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, York, Sheffield and Doncaster to name just a few areas in the county.
It is possible that the heavy showers could bring some traffic disruption as well as possible flooding in some areas.
What to expect
- Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
- Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
- Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible
- Some interruption to power supplies and other services could occur
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