UK weather: Brits face double-whammy thunderstorm and heatwave Met Office warnings

The Met Office’s yellow thunderstorm warning will impact much of Scotland and Northern Ireland later today. The warning suggests some areas could also experience “heavy downpours”.

In contrast, the majority of England and Wales will not witness rainfall on Sunday.

The UK’s national weather service said: “During Sunday, cloudier conditions and areas of rain are expected to develop across parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland.

“Some places missing the worst, while others seem likely to see heavy downpours and thunderstorms.

“These could bring up to around 50mm of rain falling in 2-3 hours, leading to some disruption, although there will be some drier periods in between.

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