Brits are to bake in 30C on Wednesday which could be the hottest day of the year, before thunderstorms move in across the UK.
Forecasters have said the UK is set for “intense” thunderstorms, whilst some areas of the UK will be hotter today than parts of Europe such as Spain and southern France.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning from 6pm which could hit London and the South East. There could be flooding with power cuts and transport delays due to heavy rain.
Stephen Dixon, a Met Office spokesman, told the PA news agency, “Today will be fine for many with sunshine across England and Wales before an evening of thunderstorms which will last for the next few days.
“There’s a chance some areas in London could get to 30C (86F) today which would make it the hottest day of the year.”
Dixon added, “Overnight our weather warnings will come into force, meaning some areas will see intense thunderstorms and torrential rain.
“Parts of south-western England could see up to 30-40mm of rain falling in just a few hours on Thursday, with the warning remaining in place until midnight for large swathes of England.”