Thunderstorm warning issued

The weather warning issued today

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Thunderstorms have been forecast for the Highlands and Eilean Siar as part of a blanket warning for the UK.

The Met Office has issued a ‘yellow’ warning today – the lowest of its alert system – forecasting possible flooding and disruption in some places.

It said heavy showers are likely to break out on Friday afternoon and evening, although ‘many’ places will miss the storm.

But where they do break out, ‘torrential downpours could bring 30mm (1.1in) to 55mm (2.1in) of rain in an hour, with hail and lightning,’ the alert said.

‘The storms will slowly clear northeastwards on Friday night, perhaps not clearing north east Scotland until Saturday morning,’ it said.