CHRISTMAS EVE YELLOW WARNING: Rain, hail, lightning and squally winds in association with thunderstorms are likely to cause some impacts to travel during Tuesday morning.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow alert as heavy showers and some thunderstorms are expected to move east during Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson said: "These will contain hail, which could briefly cover roads, a risk of lightning and also squally winds with gusts of 60mph possible."

The warning covers from 5am on Tuesday to 1pm

What to expect

• Probably some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes

• There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus

• Delays to train services are possible

• Some short term loss of power and other services is likely