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A beautiful day in the North West... but is it the calm before the storm?

It's a beautiful day in the North West, with temperatures hitting 27 degrees in some parts of our region. It's thought that today could be the hottest September day in 55 years.

However there is a spanner in the works. The Met Office have issued a yellow warning for rain and thundery downpours from this afternoon onwards.

They say the high humidity and an increasingly unstable atmosphere could see very localised intense thundery downpours to affect parts of the region this afternoon and evening.

There may be a risk of flooding of homes/business premises, disruption to transport from excess surface water and possible disruption to utilities.

A yellow warning is in place for rain and thunder from 2pm until 11pm this evening. Credit: Met Office
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