Heatwave to replace thunder and rain in UK as several weeks of warm weather arrive

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This week started so well for most of the UK, but we've been left feeling like we've come to the end of our summer free trial after seemingly constant storms an rain.

Thankfully, there is some good news quite literally on the horizon, as the sun is set to return when the UK basks in a number of heatwaves in the coming weeks.

Don’t put away the SPF just yet, because the sunny spells are due to make a comeback after a one more washout next week – so it's not just this year's Love Islanders who will get to soak up the rays.

The most recent heatwave made way for some thundery storms on Wednesday and The Met Office have issued yellow thunderstorm warnings for most of southern England and Wales, except for parts of the west coast, which last until 9am Saturday.

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Sadly, The Met Office has predicted a 90 per cent chance of rain at Wembley Stadium for the Euros England vs Scotland match, which kicks off at 8pm on Friday (18 June).

After this, the remainder of the month is expected to be hit by a series of mini heatwaves that will see temperatures soaring once again.

The heat looks set to be seriously intense too and the Met Office expects to issue ‘extreme heat warnings’ like last year.

Dr Will Lang, head of civil contingencies at the Met Office, said the heat in the UK is becoming "much more of an issue" due to climate change.

He said: "We will be able to issue what we're calling 'extreme heat warnings' if needed this summer and indeed for subsequent summers.

"These will be considered for the more extreme heat episodes like the one we saw last August, so about 30C (86F) by day and 20C (68F) by night, and that persisting for a couple of days or more.

"What we're doing is emphasising the impact on the general population from heat and also the probable disruption to infrastructure – to things like transport and power networks."

For the weather forecast in full, visit the Met Office website.

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