A record-breaking September heatwave is expected to be accompanied by thunderstorms in some parts of the UK

A record-breaking September heatwave is expected to be accompanied by thunderstorms in some parts of the UK on Sunday.

For the first time in September, the UK has now experienced six days of oppressive heat.

While Saturday, when 32.7C was recorded in Heathrow, was declared the hottest day of the year thus far.

According to forecasters, Sunday may be the seventh consecutive day with temperatures exceeding 30C.

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Northern Ireland, northern England, northern Wales, and southern Scotland from 2 p.m. on Sunday to 11.59 p.m.

According to the warning, some people may experience flash flooding, lightning, hail, or strong winds.

If these conditions materialise, access to roads and public transportation may also be disrupted.

“Those showers across the South West will move north-eastward into Wales and the Midlands and later into northern England, Northern Ireland, and southern Scotland,” said Met Office meteorologist Rachel Ayers as Sunday got underway.

Now, these showers may also be powerful and thunderous.

Therefore, a yellow thunderstorm warning is in effect for the areas in the north that I stated.

She predicted that conditions would begin to “brighten up a little” by Sunday afternoon, with the South East experiencing the nicest weather.

“It is (in the South East) that we will see those highest temperatures once again reaching into the low 30s, with 31-32C the forecast high for Sunday,” she added.

And if so, it would be the fifth straight day in September that 30C has been recorded anywhere in the UK.

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