This is when it is expected to thunder in Sunderland on Thursday, July 11

A yellow weather warning is in place across Sunderland for much of Thursday.

By Gavin Ledwith
Thursday, 11 July, 2019, 07:11
A picture of lightning passing over Souter Lighthouse in 2018.

After waking to early drizzle, city residents are warned that thunderstorms are expected at any point between 10am-7pm.

Experts at the Met Office forecast that 4pm-6pm is the period when conditions are likely to be at their worst.

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In better news, however, the rain is expected to disappear overnight with Friday and Saturday likely to be a mix of sun and cloud with temperatures averaging between 16-18 degrees Celsius.