Weather warning: Thunderstorms forecast for Wakefield - starting tonight

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take care after the Met Office predicted thunderstorms hitting Wakefield and West Yorkshire from early this evening.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 10:46 am
Flooding and lightning strikes have also been predicted.
Flooding and lightning strikes have also been predicted.

The Met Office has put a yellow weather warning in place from 6pm tonight (Wednesday) until midnight on Thursday, saying thunderstorms and heavy rain will batter the whole of West Yorkshire.

Flooding and lightning strikes have also been predicted.

Heavy rain is predicted to start falling in the early hours of Thursday, with torrential downpours arriving between 7am and 10am in Wakefield.

Temperatures are remaining quite high though, with 18C being predicted.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said in a tweet this morning: "The @metoffice have issued a yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms. - In place from 6pm today, until midnight on Thursday. Please take extra care."