THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorm affecting parts of Cumbria.

The weather warning starts tomorrow, Sunday, May 26 at 12pm and it is set to end at 8pm on the same day. 

It is in place for several Cumbrian towns and villages including Kendal, Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel, Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale and Milnthorpe.

It will also span across Lancashire and Yorkshire affecting towns and villages such as Carnforth, Arnside and Bentham.

Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham are also under the weather warning.

The Met Office said that 'slow-moving heavy showers' and 'thunderstorms' may cause flooding and disruption in places.

What to expect:

  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater and lightning strikes
  • There is a small chance that some communities become temporarily cut off by flooded roads
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost