Forecasters are warning for the risk of storms on Friday evening after a day of intense heat across the UK. Maximum temperatures as high as 37c are expected to spark off lively storms in the South East & into East Anglia with another area at high risk through the spine of the UK from the North Midlands to parts of Northern England.
The storms are expected to develop early evening becoming increasingly active as they push North Eastwards.
Intense frequent lightning with torrential rain and large hail is likely to result in “flash flooding and possible disruption to travel”.
By the early hours of Saturday morning the storms should have cleared the UK leading to a fine but much cooler Saturday.
Further ahead sees a return to typical conditions for the time of year with near average temperatures and occasional periods of rain for the early part of the weekend before something warmer and sunnier is likely for the second weekend of August.