A cloudy start, with further showers likely at first.
These will ease away northeastwards by the afternoon with brighter or sunny spells developing.
Feeling fresher than recent days. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
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Further, possibly severe, thunderstorms may break out again this afternoon and evening.
Although some places will miss the thunderstorms, there is a chance of localised sudden flooding of homes, businesses and roads.
Frequent lightning and large hail may be additional hazards, the latter bringing potential for disruption to power
Windy and humid with showers, possibly thundery, moving northwards during the morning.
Dry for a time during the afternoon with winds easing.
Further thunderstorms possible later.
Maximum temperature 24 °C.