Storms and torrential rain caused by hot weather

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Stormy weather has hit West Yorkshire after a week of the hottest temperatures so far this year.

The Met Office issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning and said up to 30mm of rain could fall in less than an hour yesterday.

Lightening storms and torrential downpours were seen last night.

It said: “Isolated heavy, and possibly severe, thunderstorms are expected to develop on Friday evening across parts of England and Wales. “These are likely to become more frequent later and spread northwards towards southern Scotland.

“Some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding, with large hail and frequent lightning also possible hazards.”

The warning was valid from 7pm until 7am on Saturday.