Large thunderstorms have begun to break out across the United Kingdom with small clusters of storms in Western parts of Northern Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland along with more active storms in the East Midlands, Yorkshire, The North West & the East of England.
These storms are likely to intensify over the next few hours with Yorks/Humber and the North East particularly hard hit.
Currently the UK Met Office has a yellow warning in place which reads:
Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out on Friday afternoon and evening. Many places will miss the storms, but where they do occur, torrential downpours could bring 30-50 mm rain in a hour, with hail and lightning. The storms will slowly clear northeastwards on Friday afternoon and into the evening, though will probably not clear northeast Scotland until Saturday morning.