LANCASHIRE and other parts of the UK have been enjoying a ‘mini heatwave’ this week with temperatures soaring to 27°C which is 10°C higher than the September average.

However, the fine weather isn’t set to last and the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across the region.

Make sure to get out in the sunshine and slap on the sun cream today (8 September) as it might be the last glorious day of the year.

Temperatures are set to reach 27°C and sunny skies are in the forecast.

However, that all changes tomorrow when thunderstorms are set to roll in towards the afternoon.

The rain will start at around midday with thunderstorms expected between 2pm and 3pm in Blackburn with Darwen.

However, it's still expected to be relatively mild with temperatures hitting 21°C.

In other parts of Lancashire, the stormy conditions are currently predicted to last even longer.

In Clitheroe the thunder and lightning are expected between 4pm and 6pm while in Burnley and Accrington the Met Office predicts stormy conditions between 3pm and 5pm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “The heavy showers and thunderstorms on Thursday have the potential to bring surface water flooding in a few places, and disruption to travel.”

Here’s what you can expect from a yellow thunderstorm warning:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some rural communities could temporarily become cut off by flooded roads

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