NEWS
01/07/2018 11:22 BST | Updated 02/07/2018 08:46 BST

UK Weather: First Ever Thunderstorm Warning Issued As Heatwave Continues

Torrential rain, hail and lightning expected in south-west England and Wales

Stephen Hird / Reuters
Hotter than the Canary Islands and even Hawaii.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for thunderstorms – the first such advisory since the service was introduced.

Forecasters said storms may develop and bring torrential rain, hail and lightning to places in south-west England and Wales on Sunday.

The yellow warning runs from 6am to 10pm, while the heatwave is set to continue for the rest of the weekend.

Temperatures reached a high of 29.5C (85F) on Saturday and the Met Office said there were no reports of rain, while Otterbourne in Hampshire was the UK hotspot.

Sunday will continue in a similar vein with parts of the Midlands and London reaching up to 30C (86F) with higher levels of humidity than in previous days, forecasters have said.

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Weather warning for thunderstorms.