PEOPLE across the North-East have been warned to expect further thunderstorms this week.

The Met Office has put out a weather warning for heavy rain followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms throughout Friday.

Starting just after midnight on Thursday, the wet weather is expected to last until just before midnight on Friday.

The Met Office warned that the weather could cause flooding, damage to some buildings and transport disruption.

The weather warning is for most of England and Wales.