PEOPLE in Bradford and surrounding areas are being warned of possible flooding as a result of thunderstorms over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Met Office has released a yellow warning of thunderstorms for the whole of West Yorkshire.

The warning starts at noon tomorrow and ends later in the day at 8pm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop during Sunday afternoon.

"Rainfall accumulations will vary significantly across the warning area but where showers become organised, there is the possibility of 20 to 30mm of rain falling in an hour or less.

"Frequent lightning and hail - particularly in the east of the area - may also cause impacts."

The Met Office on what we can expect

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

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater and lightning strikes

  • There is a small chance that some communities become temporarily cut off by flooded roads

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

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