HEAVY rain may cause flooding in York and North Yorkshire, forecasters have warned.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain for York and across the region. The warning is in place from 9am to 10pm today (Saturday).

"Heavy showers and rain may lead to flooding in a few places," the Met Office said.

Bus and train services could be affected, with longer journey times possible, it added.

It also said: "Spray and flooding on roads probably making car journey times longer. 

"Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible."

Forecasters have also warned of potential thunderstorms in York and across the region later today.

According to the Met Office, there is a chance of thunder between 3pm and 6pm.