A NINE-HOUR warning for heavy showers and thunderstorms for parts of Cumbria will come into place today.

The Met Office says a yellow warning, which has the potential to bring flooding, will come into effect between 12pm and 9pm on Thursday.

The warning, which was revised by the forecaster on Thursday morning, will affect the areas of Carlisle, Brampton, Alston and Kirkby Stephen, plus Northumberland and south west Scotland.

The current outlook on the Met Office website states: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop during Thursday afternoon across parts of Scotland and northern England.

"Whilst many areas will miss the heaviest rain, where heavy showers and thunderstorms do develop they will be slow-moving bringing the potential for 20-30 mm of rain in an hour and 40-50 mm in two to three hours.

"Showers and thunderstorms will gradually die out during Thursday evening."

Here is the hour-by-hour forecast on what to expect for Thursday, July 11, 2019:

Carlisle

  • 11am - Light rain, 17C
  • 12pm - Light rain, 17C
  • 1pm - Light rain, 17C
  • 2pm - Light rain, 18C
  • 3pm - Cloudy, 18C
  • 4pm - Thundery shower, 20C
  • 5pm - Sunny, 20C
  • 6pm - Sunny, 19C
  • 7pm - Sunny intervals, 19C
  • 8pm - Sunny intervals, 18C
  • 9pm - Sunny intervals, 17C
  • 10pm - Cloudy, 16C
  • 11pm - Partly cloudy, 15C

Brampton

  • 11am - Overcast, 16C
  • 12pm - Light rain, 16C
  • 1pm - Light rain, 16C
  • 2pm - Light shower, 17C
  • 3pm - Thunder, 17C
  • 4pm - Cloudy, 18C
  • 5pm - Sunny intervals, 19C
  • 6pm - Sunny, 18C
  • 7pm - Sunny intervals, 18C
  • 8pm - Cloudy, 17C
  • 9pm - Cloudy, 16C
  • 10pm - Partly cloudy, 15C
  • 11pm - Partly cloudy. 14C

Alston

  • 11am - Heavy rain, 15C
  • 12pm - Light rain, 16C
  • 1pm - Light rain, 16C
  • 2pm - Light shower, 16C
  • 3pm - Cloudy, 17C
  • 4pm - Thunder, 18C
  • 5pm - Light shower, 17C
  • 6pm - Sunny, 17C
  • 7pm - Sunny, 16C
  • 8pm - Sunny, 16C
  • 9pm - Sunny, 14C
  • 10pm - Partly cloudy, 14C
  • 11pm - Partly cloudy. 13C

Advice on what to expect on their website states: "There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater and lightning strikes.

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

"There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life."