Yellow "Be Aware" Warning of Rain for Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees.
Valid from midday until 7pm on Sunday 13th July.
As rain clears from the east on Sunday morning and cloud thins and breaks, sunny spells trigger heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms during afternoon. Some of these may be slow-moving with the potential for a few places to see around 20 mm of rain within an hour. Newcastle has already seen 3mm of rain in the last hour or so.Heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely to develop across some eastern parts of England during Sunday afternoon.The public should be aware that localised downpours could lead to temporary surface water flooding, such impacts perhaps most likely where heavy thundery showers have occurred during the previous 24 hours.