Met Office upgrades weather warning for Wakefield

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The Met Office has upgraded its weather warning as heavy rain, hail and thunderstorms are expected to hit Wakefield today (Tuesday).

A yellow ‘be aware’ warning was issued yesterday (Monday) warning of heavy rain but it has now been upgraded to an amber ‘be prepared’ warning.

It said up to 60mm of rain could fall in less than three hours this evening (Tuesday).

The warning said: “Thunderstorms giving localised downpours and large hail are expected to develop across northern England during the latter part of the afternoon and through the evening.

“The public should be prepared for disruption due to localised flooding.”