WEATHER WARNING: Thunderstorm alert issued for Sheffield

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After weeks without any rain the long dry spell in Sheffield could be about to end with a bang, forecasters warn.

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The Met Office have this morning issued a weather warning for thunderstorms which in some places could lead to flash flooding and disrupt transport networks.

The warning is in effect for nine hour period between a 11am and 8pm on Friday.

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The Yellow Warning states: "Heavy showers, which will become thundery in places, are expected to develop quite widely across parts of England and Wales later Friday morning and through the afternoon.

"A few places could receive 20-30 mm of rain within an hour. As is the nature of showers however, some places within the warning area will miss them altogether, and have a dry day."

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The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning

The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning