1. ITV Report

UK Weather forecast: Very warm and humid across the Meridian region with severe thunderstorms developing tonight

Weather for the west of the region.

Weather for the east of the region.

This afternoon: Areas of heavy and perhaps thundery rain are possible, moving northwards. Generally dry and bright conditions follow, but with a risk of isolated thunderstorms developing. Very warm, and feeling humid. Maximum temperature 26 deg C (79 deg F).

Tonight: Intense thunderstorms or an area of thundery rain will move north. Risk of flooding, hail, frequent lightning and gusty winds. Staying warm and humid everywhere. Minimum temperature 16 deg C (61 deg F).

Tuesday: Many places starting dry, residual rain soon clearing, but murky with low cloud, mist and perhaps patchy fog. Gradually becoming brighter and very warm, low risk of isolated thunderstorms developing. Maximum temperature 27 deg C (81 deg F).

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: Dry and often sunny, once early low cloud largely clears, except perhaps lingering along the Kent coast at times. Generally very warm and humid, locally becoming hot and also breezy.