Hot and sunny with thunderstorms this week
It’ll stay hot and sunny with the risk of thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday, before fresher and cooler weather arrives through the weekend.
Wednesday was the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures climbed to 32.6 Celsius at Heathrow. Today (Thursday) will be another hot and sunny day with temperatures widely reaching into the high twenties and low thirties Celsius, with highs of 33 or 34 Celsius likely in parts of Wales and the west Midlands and a slight chance of 35 Celsius being reached. Wales could see it's current maximum June temperature of 33.7 Celsius challenged, set in Machynlleth, Powys on 18 June 2000.
With the hot weather lasting for at least three days, heatwave conditions will be met in some areas.
The Met Office has issued several thunderstorm warnings for large parts of the UK this week. Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington, said:
“Although many areas will enjoy dry and sunny weather over the next few days, the high temperatures will trigger thunderstorms which may cause flooding and disruption in a few places.”
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