Yellow warnings for thunderstorms in place after seven-day heatwave

The yellow warning is in place until midnight (Picture: PA/

London is in meltdown. May we all spare a thought for King Charles’ Guards outside Buckingham Palace, still sporting real bear fur hats.

Temperatures are set to rise above 30°C across southern England again today, for the seventh day in a row, after Saturday was named the hottest day of the year so far.

For many, this may be the final chance to enjoy the summer sunshine as the Met Office say that thunderstorms are on the cards.

Amid the heatwave, a yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued for Northern Ireland, northern parts of England and Wales from 2pm until 11.59pm today.

The thunderstorms could lead to flash flooding, lightning strikes, hail, or strong winds (Picture:

People pass Clifton Observatory, Bristol beneath an unusual low cloud formation and stormy skies (Picture: PA)

The thunderstorms could lead to flash flooding, lightning strikes, hail, or strong winds – with possible interruptions to road access and public transport if such circumstances were to occur.

Met Office meteorologist Rachel Ayers said: ‘As we go into the start of Sunday those showers across the south west will make their way north-eastwards into Wales and the Midlands and later on into northern England, Northern Ireland, and southern Scotland.

‘Now these showers could be heavy and thundery too. So we do have a yellow thunderstorm warning out for those northern regions that I mentioned.’

She said that things will start to ‘brighten up a little’ into Sunday afternoon, with the best weather seen in the south east.

‘It is (in the south east) that we will see those highest temperatures once again reaching into the low 30s, with 31-32°C the forecast high for Sunday,’ she said.

‘And that would make it the seventh consecutive day that we have seen 30°C recorded somewhere in the UK this September.’

Monday is still forecasted ‘very warm and humid’, but temperatures are edging downwards slightly, with more cloud around.

The Met Office said the maximum temperature could reach 29 °C.

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