Severe thunderstorms warning for Yorkshire as Met Office issues weather alert

A severe weather warning has been issued for Yorkshire from today, lasting for three days.

Monday, 10th August 2020, 8:48 am
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, in place from today to Wednesday. photo taken by Sarah Louise Robinson.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, in place from Monday to Wednesday.

After a scorching, sizzling weekend with some of the hottest temperatures of the year, it seems that the weather is set to take a turn for the worse.

The forecaster says some places are ‘likely to see severe thunderstorms’, and there could be localised flooding, lightning strikes, damage to buildings and large hail.

The Met Office also said that there is a slight chance power cuts could occur, and that fast flowing or deep floodwater could cause a danger to life.

The forecast:


Morning low cloud and mist will slowly clear back to coasts with a chance of the odd shower. Warm, sunny spells are likely in the afternoon, but with heavy showers possibly breaking out into the evening. Cooler near coasts. Maximum temperature 21°C.


Becoming increasingly cloudy, with heavy and perhaps thundery showers moving northward overnight, these clearing the north of the region shortly after midnight. Minimum temperature 14°C.


Mostly bright and sunny with partly cloudy skies. Feeling very warm with heavy thundery showers, especially in the west. Overnight it will be humid with light winds and further thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 25°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Variable cloud with sunny spells expected, and feeling very warm with heavy thundery showers likely. The nights will become humid with lighter winds. Likely cooler and cloudier near coasts.