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Rain and thunder but sunshine and showers in parts

Outbreaks of rain with possibly heavy thunder alongside cloud will affect parts of south-east England, in particular Kent, Sussex and parts of East Anglia, during the morning.

Rain and thunder but sunshine and showers in parts. Credit: PA

Elsewhere, there will be a mixture of sunshine and showers. The showers are likely to be heavy at times, with the risk of hail and thunder, and these will move eastwards during the afternoon.

The heaviest of the showers will become confined across southern Scotland and Northeast England later in the day. It will be less warm than previous days in the south, but it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine, with temperatures reaching highs of 23 Celsius (73F).

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Thundery rain in the north but dry and sunny in the south

Expect heavy and thundery rain across the north of Britain but these should slowly ease and clear away northwards during the day.

Thundery rain in the north dry and sunny in the south. Credit: Met Office

For southern areas it will be mostly dry and sunny, but possibly with a few thundery showers in the far southeast during the morning and perhaps across Northern Ireland later.

It will still be warm for many, even very warm or locally hot across the east and southeast of England where temperatures could reach 30 Celsius (86F), although cooler and fresher air will arrive from the west later.

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