Exact time Met Office predicts thunderstorms will hit Liverpool today

By Ryan Paton

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for thunderstorms in Liverpool today.

Merseyside has enjoyed scorching temperatures as part of a mini-heatwave this week, however the sunny spell is set to come to an end today.

The yellow alert comes into force at 10am with the forecasting agency warning heavy showers may cause transport disruption and flooding.

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Forecaster the Met Office said: "A cloudy day for most. Scattered showers, occasionally heavy, throughout the morning. Turning heavier and more frequent in the afternoon, with downpours possible. Risk of thunderstorms throughout.

"Cooler than Wednesday but likely still warm and humid. Maximum temperature 23 °C."

The thunderstorm warning is in force from 10am - 8pm across the region (Met Office)

The Met Office's hour-by-hour forecast for Liverpool today shows conditions are set to remain largely dry this morning with the worst of the rainfall expected this afternoon.

The first thunderstorm is anticipated to hit the region at 4pm as there is a 70% chance of heavy rain. Conditions are set to briefly improve for the 2 hours following this - before a second thunderstorm will start at 7pm.

Here's the hour-by-hour forecast for Liverpool today:

8am: Overcast, 20 percent chance of rain - 17 C

9am: Light shower, 40 percent chance of rain - 18 C

10am: Cloudy, 10 percent chance of rain - 18 C

11am: Cloudy, 10 percent chance of rain - 18 C

12pm: Sunny intervals, less than 5 percent chance of rain - 18 C

1pm: Light rain, 50 percent chance of rain - 19 C

2pm: Light shower, 40 percent chance of rain - 20 C

3pm: Heavy rain, 70 percent chance of rain - 20 C

4pm: Thunder, 70 percent chance of rain - 20 C

5pm: Cloudy, 20 percent chance of rain - 20 C

6pm: Light shower, 30 percent chance of rain - 20 C

7pm: Thunder shower, 70 percent chance of rain - 19 C

8pm: Light shower, 30 percent chance of rain - 19 C

9pm: Cloudy, 10 percent chance of rain - 19 C

10pm: Cloudy, less than 5 percent chance of rain - 18 C

11pm: Cloudy, 10 percent chance of rain - 18 C

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