THE Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms for Bradford today.

The forecaster has warned that thundery downpours may lead to some flooding in a few places.

Bradford is included in yellow thunderstorm warning by the Met OfficeBradford is included in yellow thunderstorm warning by the Met Office (Image: Met Office)

According to the latest forecast, heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out this afternoon and move northwards, slowly dying out during the evening and first part of the night.

Many places will miss these, but where they do occur, there is the chance of some localised impacts from heavy rain, as well as damage from lightning strikes.

Ten to 20mm of rain is possible in an hour or so, with some places potentially seeing 30mm in a few hours.

The Met Office has issued advice on what to expect

* There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water, leading to longer journey times by car and bus.

* Some flooding of a few homes and businesses possible, leading to some damage to buildings or structures

* Perhaps some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes.