Thunderstorms could batter Bolton later this week as the MetOffice issues a weather warning.

Rain is forecast from Thursday until the end of the week with thunderstorms predicted to hit the town on Friday afternoon.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for much of the north by the MetOffice with warnings issued around travelling and flooding.

A MetOffice spokesman said: "Slow moving thundery downpours may cause localised surface water impacts.

"There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater.

"Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services."