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Yellow weather warning issued over expected thunderstorms by Met Office

Yellow weather warning issued over expected thunderstorms by Met Office

Temperatures across England exceeded 30°C on Tuesday, with forecasters predicting even hotter temperatures today.

Temperatures will not drop below 15 degrees with some towns and cities staying in the high teens all night.

The current all-time record is 38.5C (101.3F), logged in Faversham in August 2003.

The record temperature for July is 36.7C, at Heathrow Airport in 2015.

Large swathes of Britain have experienced storms and lightning strikes as the country braces for what could be its hottest day ever later this week.

Temperatures on Wednesday morning were already well above average, with a number of areas across the United Kingdom hitting 23C (73.4F) to 24C (75.2F) by 5am.

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The yellow weather warning comes into force at 6pm this evening, and will remain in effect until 9am tomorrow morning (Wednesday, July 23).

"Quite a lot of places are back up to 23 or 24 degrees already (at 5am)", Met Office meteorologist Emma Smith said.

He added the coolest areas will be in western England.

But is all is set to change later on this evening and the Met Office says up to 15mm of rain could fall in a short space of time during tonight's thunder warning.

When in direct sunshine, the metal rails can get as hot as 50 degrees, Southeastern rail said.

May said: "The NHS will be there always for anyone who needs it, but everyone can help by checking in on vulnerable friends and neighbours, while making use of the free, convenient and helpful phone and online NHS services for minor illnesses, to help frontline staff provide care for those in emergency and serious need".


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