THE monthly food market in Malton has had to be cancelled this weekend due to predicted bad weather.

Visit Malton has said it has been forced to cancel the event on Saturday due to safety reasons.

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The Met Office has issued a ‘yellow’ warning for Friday and in to Saturday.

It may be high summer but forecasters say tomorrow will see a band of heavy rain, followed by showers or thunderstorms which could bring flooding, damage and disrupted transport.

Slow-moving heavy and thundery showers are also now expected on Saturday, which may produce torrential downpours causing disruption to travel and flooding.

The Met Office says there is a small chance of damage to buildings from floodwater or lightning strikes.

There could be power cuts and some communities could become cut off by flooded roads.