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Yorkshire Flood warning with heavy rainfall forecast from Thursday this week - Yorkshire Hub

Yorkshire Flood warning with heavy rainfall forecast from Thursday this week

Heavy rainfall this week could cause flash flooding in England and Wales, the Met Office has warned.

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here are chances of flash floods like those that occurred last month

Warm air moving in from the south on Thursday is expected to make it feel very humid across central and southern areas of the UK and heavy rains are likely.

Severe weather warnings have been issued for Wales and all English regions except the North East on Thursday, and Wales and all English regions on Friday.

Current indications are that central and southern England and Wales are most likely to be affected. We may also have hail and thunder, this is most likely early on Thursday and then again Friday afternoon.

As we have already seen this summer, this type of weather situation has the potential to cause sudden, localised surface water flooding and hazardous travelling conditions.

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Maps showing forecasts for Thursday (left) and Friday (right) shows almost all of England and Wales will be affected by heavy rainfall Credit: Met Office

Forecasters MeteoGroup said rainfall totals from Thursday to Friday are expected to be between 30 and 50mm, with more possible where there are intense thundery downpours.

The average rainfall for the whole of August in central and eastern England is approximately 50mm.

Paul Watters, the AA’s head of roads policy, warned drivers to be careful and to listen out for local weather reports before making a journey.

“Flash-flooding in the summer can be hit-and-miss but potentially dangerous for anyone caught up in it,” he said.

But heavy rainfall is not expected to last into the weekend which has a brighter forecast.

Rainy weather is expected to clear to the east from Saturday with drier, fresher weather following everywhere, and some sunshine.