The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms, which covers York and parts of North Yorkshire.
Overlapping with the current red and amber heat warnings, the storm warning runs from 4pm to 8pm today (Tuesday).
The warning states: “Thunderstorms could bring disruption this afternoon from lightning strikes and strong, gusty winds.
- Building/structures could be damaged and power supplies maybe interrupted by lightning strikes
- Sudden strong and gusty winds may cause damage to temporary structures with a small chance of flying debris.
Here’s the Met Office’s guide to how to stay safe in thunder and lightning.