Met Office issues rain alert after UK enjoys heatwave

The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for rain this week, after the UK enjoyed scorching temperatures.

There are thunderstorms expected in much of England, Wales and Scotland, with risk of torrential downpours.

More widespread storms expected this week. Credit: Met Office

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Britain's hottest day since 2006

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