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Weather: Heavy showers TOMORROW NIGHT

Credit: Met Office

Warning in place: 7pm Friday - Midday Saturday

Isolated heavy, and possibly severe, thunderstorms are expected to develop on Friday evening.

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.

Power cuts and storm damage after extreme weather hits the region

The scene at a house in Ferryhill in County Durham, after lightning struck the roof Credit: Courtesy of The Northern Echo

Around 40,000 homes across the region suffered power cuts during the dramatic storms that hit the region.

Northern Powergrid engineers worked late into the night to restore power, as the bad weather continued in some areas.

There were a number of fires caused by lightning strikes. The roof of a house in Ferryhill was completely destroyed. Durham Fire and Rescue say there was no-one in the property at the time.

A tree hit by lightning at Leeholme near Coundon in County Durham Credit: Keith Taylor

Weather: Thundery showers TODAY

Credit: Met Office

Isolated heavy, and possibly severe thunderstorms are expected to develop late Wednesday afternoon across parts of Northern England and Southern Scotland.

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

Visit the Met Office Warning page here

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