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Wednesday 1st April 2020

Brits braced for thunderstorms after hottest Bank Holiday on record

It comes after the Bank Holiday scorcher

Parts of the UK enjoyed another 30C scorcher today but thunderstorms are set to return.

Brits basked in the hottest August Bank Holiday on record at the weekend, with temperatures reaching 33.2C (91.8F) at Heathrow beating the previous record of 28.2C set two years ago.

But the warm weather isn't sticking around as a yellow thunderstorm warning is in place from midday on Tuesday (August 27) to just before midnight.

Read more: Weather warning issued ahead of Bank Holiday heatwave

The Met Office placed the warning across almost the entire eastern side of the country from Scotland to London.

Parts of the North West of England and Midlands are included.

The weather service said there's a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly.

The heatwave is going to continue for some of us for another day.

There is also a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing 'danger to life'.

The unsettled weather could cause power cuts while spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

Thunderstorms will batter parts of the country (Credit: Met Office)

It comes after Brits soaked up the glorious sunshine this Bank Holiday weekend.

According to the Mirror, Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: "The heatwave is going to continue for some of us for another day (August 27) with temperatures reaching around 33C, but also across the UK we are also starting to see a transition with some places seeing cloud and fresher air.

"This cloud will start to move up across Devon and Cornwall and through this evening it will come across northern and central parts of the UK."

He said there's also a risk that the thunderstorms will increase as the week goes on.

Mr Snell added: "Temperatures will be staying close to the high 20s but the rain and thunderstorms will start moving eastward."

Read more: Britain could bask in hottest August bank holiday ever as 28C scorcher predicted

Temperatures reached scorching highs on Monday (August 26) as Brits enjoyed a long weekend.

Bala in Snowdonia National Park was the warmest place in Wales, as temperatures reached 25.5C.

Meanwhile, Helen's Bay in Northern Ireland saw temperatures rise to 21.9C and Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, reached 25C.

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