Met Office warns thunderstorms could rock UK during upcoming mini-heatwave

Weather forecasters have said a mini-heatwave is set to blast the UK over the next couple of weeks, but the Met Office warns thunderstorms and downpours are possible too.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said temperatures could reach 30C towards the end of this month and during the start of June.

The Met Office hasn't put as high a number on it, but did admit that we're looking at "above average" temperatures coming up.

READ MORE: Brits warned as 'four heatwaves' on way with UK temperatures to soon 'hit 30C'

Already this week we saw the hottest temperature recorded in the UK so far this year with Cardiff Bute Park clocking in at 23.4C on Monday (May 22).

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the hot spell will be completely dry and summery for everyone at all times.

In its forecast for May 29 to June 7, the Met Office said: "[There is] a possibility of weak frontal systems bringing some patchy rain to the far north and, with time, an increased chance of showers, perhaps thundery, moving north into, or developing over southern areas.

"Overall, temperatures remaining above average, though cooler in some coastal locations where onshore breezes develop."

Netweather has also warned of thundery outbreaks over the coming days.

In his forecast for May 29 to June 4, Neweather forecaster Ian Simpson said: "Some areas of cloud and light rain coming in off the North Atlantic may affect the north of Scotland on occasion, particularly in the far north-west of Scotland and early in the period, but for the most part the Atlantic systems will tend to move east and north-east to the north of Britain, missing the British Isles altogether.

"There may be occasional rain or showers for the south and especially the south-west, especially late in the week, and this may also be accompanied by thunder."

He did add that thunderstorms are "not guaranteed", with the possibility that they remain "over northern France and the English Channel".

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