Yorkshire Weather Warnings: Flash Floods and Thunderstorm Alert

Flash floods hit Bradford in rare storm event. Met Office issues thunderstorm warning as Yorkshire faces more showers and potential disruptions. Thunderstorm alert in South Yorkshire.

Flash floods hit Bradford over the bank holiday in Yorkshire, United Kingdom, in what the city council has described as a “one in 150-year storm event”. The heavy rain and flooding caused significant disruption in the area.

Thunderstorm Warning for Bradford and Surrounding Areas

A yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued by the Met Office for Bradford and the surrounding areas. This warning is in place for most of today, and residents are advised to be cautious and prepared for possible thunderstorms.

More Showers Expected in Yorkshire

Despite the sunny weather, more showers are expected in Yorkshire, including possible thunderstorms. The Met Office has warned residents of the likelihood of more rain and thunder in the coming days.

Flooding Causes School Closure

Killinghall Primary School in Bradford has announced its closure for the day due to flooding. Only one year group will be attending school, while the rest of the students are advised to stay home.

Met Office Issues Thunderstorm Warnings

The Met Office has issued two yellow thunderstorm warnings for Sunday, lasting from noon until 9pm. Despite temperatures potentially reaching above 22C, the warnings highlight the potential for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.

Flash Flooding in North Leeds

On Bank Holiday Monday, thunderstorms led to heavy rain and flooding in the northern parts of Leeds. The rapid accumulation of rainfall caused disruption to roads and railways in the area.

Knaresborough Hit by Intense Rainfall

In just two hours, between 6pm and 8pm on Monday, Knaresborough experienced almost two inches of rain per hour. This intense rainfall led to flash flooding and resulted in the evacuation of homes.

Met Office Warns of Further Thunderstorms

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, indicating the potential for more thunderstorms in Yorkshire. Heavy showers and thunderstorms could cause disruption in the region, and residents are advised to stay informed.

Sheffield and South Yorkshire on Thunderstorm Alert

Sheffield and South Yorkshire have also been placed under a yellow warning of thunderstorms by the Met Office. This warning will come into effect over the weekend, leading to the possibility of further unsettled weather in the area.

Source: Bradford Telegraph and Argus, York Press

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