Warning of thunder, lightning and floods as Met Office issue alert for north-east

Thunderstorms are expected across the north-east
Thunderstorms are expected across the north-east

A warning for thunderstorms has been issued for large parts of the north-east ahead of a packed weekend events calendar.

The Met Office have put a yellow level alert in place between 9am and 10pm tomorrow.

In a statement they warned residents in the affected areas: “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.

The forecaster added: “There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life and 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”

In Aberdeen, which is not covered by the yellow alert, the Enjoy Music Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday night.

And Taste of Grampian, which is on the edge of the warning, is being held at Thainstone on Saturday.