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 today (Tuesday), the Met Office has warned.

A yellow ‘be aware’ has been issued for Yorkshire with up to 30mm of rain possible in just a few hours possible in some areas.

It said: “Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms will affect parts of Yorkshire this afternoon and this evening before dying out later.

“The public should be aware of the potential for disruption due to surface water flooding.”