A yellow weather warning has been issued for the north west by the Met Office, including parts of Lancashire.

The warning is in place from 2pm today (Tuesday, May 28) until 7pm this evening.

Those living in the Burnley, Bacup and Clitheroe areas can expect torrential downpours which could lead to travel disruption and flooding in some places.

What to expect in Lancashire as thunderstorm warning issued

The Met Office says there is a small chance that homes and businesses could flood quickly with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds possible.

Where flooding and lightning occurs, some delays and cancellations to train and bus services are possible.

Those driving should be aware that conditions could become difficult with spray and sudden flooding. Some road closures could also occur.

There is a small chance that some communities could become cut off by flooded roads and that fast flowing or deep floodwater could cause danger to life.

There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

You can see your local forecast via the Met Office website.

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The Met Office added: “Whilst many places will miss them, thunderstorms will break out in some places this afternoon and move quite quickly eastwards before fading during the late afternoon or early evening.

“Where storms do occur, 15 to 30 mm of rain may fall in less than an hour or two in a few spots and frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds will be additional hazards.”

Regions affected in the north west include Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester.