Met Office warn of heavy rain for Pontefract and Castleford

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Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit the Five Towns this week, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow ‘be aware’ warning has been issued with up to 30mm of rain possible in less than an hour in some areas.

It said: “ Isolated thunderstorms with very heavy rain, hail and gusty winds are possible later this afternoon (Monday) and early evening.

“The public should be aware of the risk of very localised surface water flooding, particularly if the thunderstorms affect urban areas.”

The warning is valid from 3pm this afternoon (Monday) until the early hours of Thursday morning.