Heatwave warning ahead of hot weather

The Met Office are warning people ahead of the humid and hot weather

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Amber weather warning: Heavy rain expected

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for the south of England over the expected level of rain.

Heavy rainfall is expected in the Meridian region Credit: Met Office

Several areas of heavy, thundery showers will develop across the south on Friday night before moving northwards on Saturday.

People should expect thunderstorms and torrential rain with lightning, large hail and strong winds.

The bad weather also means the possibility of flooding is possible because of surface water.

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Hot and humid conditions with highs of 33C

For many it will be fine, dry and it will turn hot and humid across southeastern, central and eastern England with highs of 33 Celsius (91F).

Many can expect temperatures of 33C on Friday. Credit: Met Office

Some thundery showers are expected across central, then northern parts of the UK as we head through the day.

However, it will be cloudier and cooler in the southwest. Thunderstorms are expected to spread from the south later this evening.

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