The Midlands could see temperatures of up to 25 or 26°C this weekend, as hot and humid air is expected to be pushed into Britain, creating a 'Spanish Plume'.
As the wind becomes southerly, there will be a brief surge of heat from the continent will affect central and eastern parts of England. However, heavy rain is likely to become widespread through the weekend.
Which areas will be affected?
Norwich could reach 28°C while Birmingham and Lincoln could see temperatures of 25 or 26°C.
What is a 'Spanish Plume'?
A 'Spanish Plume' is a nickname used to describe a weather situation in which a large southwards dip in the high altitude jet stream develops to the west of Europe encouraging a deep southerly wind flow.
This pushes hot and humid air from Iberia north and north-east into northern Europe, including the British Isles. Combined with heating from the summer sunshine, this can encourage thunderstorms to develop.
The strong winds from the jet stream help to organise the thunderstorms and can aid in their severity.
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Police were called to St Nicholas Circle in the city centre by the ambulance service at around 7.45am this morning following a report of a man lying injured on the ground.
The man was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he subsequently died.
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