Harrogate district set for thunderstorms and heavy rain this week

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, heavy rain and potential flooding over the next two days.

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 4:45 pm

The warning is in place from this afternoon, Tuesday, until 6am tomorrow.

The Met Office has warned that "a few places may see thunderstorms causing flooding and disruption."

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Storms are expected across parts of the district until tomorrow morning.

It follows soaring temperatures over the weekend which are continuing into this week.

What to expect

- Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or 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

- Some communities might become cut off if roads flood

- Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

People are also being warned to take care when travelling and ensure they prepare for the weather.

In more positive news, however, the sunshine is set to make a return this weekend with temperatures of 20 degrees.

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