This is when lightning will hit Sunderland as Met Office issues thunderstorm warning

Brits are being warned to prepare for torrential rain in Sunderland as Met Office forecasters issue a thunderstorm alert.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 1:06 pm

A Yellow warning for thunderstorms on Sunday, June 23 and Monday, June 24 has been set by the Met Office – with an additional warning for possible flooding and disruption to travel across the North East and much of the country.

Forecast for Sunderland on Sunday and Monday currently predicts temperatures between 13°C and 16°C on both days.

The heaviest showers are currently expected between 7am and 4pm on Monday.

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Yellow warnings can be issued to cover a range of weather situations and impacts.

The forecasters added: “There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.”

A thunderstorm warning has been issued by the Met Office.