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Hot and thundery bank holiday

The thundery weather is set to continue today with flash floods forecast in certain areas. However, expect plenty of heat too with Bank Holiday Monday set to be the hottest day of the year.

Watch the video above for more details and the forecast for the rest of the week.

Thunderstorm warning ahead of late May bank holiday

Forecasters are warning of thunderstorms ahead as humid conditions bring rain and cooler temperatures to the UK.

It'll be a welcome relief for gardeners exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show in west London at warmer air makes the capital and south-east feel clammy.

Laura has the weather from the flower show.

Sundrenched Brits enjoy 'hottest early May bank holiday' on record

It's a bit of a miracle - a British bank holiday weekend where the wind isn't howling and the rain isn't pouring!

Early morning commuters had a pleasant surprise when their journeys were quieter than usual - beating the rush as millions took the day off to enjoy time with family in the sun.

And there's more good news - the hot spell is set to last over the next few days with Tuesday expected to be as hot as Sunday and Monday have been.

A colourful scene at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland

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People enjoy the sun in St Jame's Park, central London

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People taking a stroll along The Long Walk in Windsor. The popular path is part of the route Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take on their wedding day, later this month

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Britain set for the hottest early May bank holiday ever

You’re waking up to blue skies and sunshine in what’s set to the hottest early May bank holiday on record.

Temperatures are set to sore to the high 20s, putting Britain on par with Caribbean islands, Malta and Ibiza.

Up and down the country temperatures are way above average, so make sure you get out in the sun - but don’t forget your sun cream!

On the downside, travel disruptions are expected as nearly two million car journeys will be made as people head to the beaches and parks around the country.