A BARRAGE of rain, thunder and lightning could hit Bradford this week as a weather warning for thunderstorms has been issued.

The yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, and will be in place from midday on Thursday, July 11, until 9pm.

It is warning that heavy rain and storms could cause travel disruption and possibly flooding tomorrow afternoon and evening.

The Met Office said: "There is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater and lightning strikes.

"Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

"Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

"There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life."

The Met Office chief forecaster added: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop during Thursday afternoon across parts of Scotland and northern England.

"Whilst many areas will miss the heaviest rain, where heavy showers and thunderstorms do develop they will be slow-moving bringing the potential for 20 to 30 millimetres of rain in an hour and 40 to 50mm in two to three hours.

"Showers and thunderstorms will gradually die out during Thursday evening."