Met Office warns of thunderstorms

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

Sunday, 12th August 2018, 20:12 pm
Updated Sunday, 12th August 2018, 20:28 pm
The area covered by the yellow warning of thunderstorms.

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

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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.'