Thunderstorms could bring a month’s worth of rain to parts of the UK, before the hottest temperatures of the year so far bring a balmy end to June.
Some parts of Scotland could see 80mm of rain in 18 hours on Monday and the Met Office has issued weather warnings amid fears of flooding and travel disruption.
Meanwhile, central and eastern spots in England may get more than half a month’s rainfall in just an hour, the forecaster said.
Yellow weather warnings, covering Northern Ireland, much of England and eastern parts of Wales, advise there could be damage from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.
High humidity on Monday and Tuesday is being blamed for sparking the thunderstorms, and will result in muggy conditions for many, with overnight highs of 19C possible throughout the week.
UK weather: Warning of a month’s worth of rainfall – before temperatures expected to soar – The Telegraph