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Met Office warns of thunderstorms

The area covered by the yellow warning of thunderstorms.
The area covered by the yellow warning of thunderstorms.

Watch out if you're heading out and about tonight.

The Met Office has issued a warning of thunderstorms overnight and tomorrow morning.

The yellow warning, which runs until 9am, covers much of the North East.

The Met Office says: 'Thundery showers are likely to become slow-moving over parts of northern England and southern Scotland this evening, perhaps merging into longer periods of thundery rain during Sunday night and Monday morning.

'Heavy downpours could see a few spots receive 20 to 30mm of rain in an hour, or 40 to 50mm in several hours. Many places within the warning area will miss the heavier rain, however.'