This morning, BBC Breakfast meteorologist Carol Kirkwood was delivering the weather forecast for the next few days from Wimbledon.
She reported the country will experience severe rain and thunder, but assured viewers the heatwave would return.
Carol began by telling viewers what they could expect for the rest of today, saying: “For much of the UK today, we’re starting off on a cloudy note.
“We will see sunny spells develop, however there is a risk of showers, especially in the west and those could be heavy, and thundery and slow moving with the risk of flash flooding.
“[By] nine o’clock this morning, a lot of cloud around, some misty patches here and there as well.
“But there is a slither of bright weather right down the centre of the country, but here too we have got some showers.”
Throughout the day, the cloud will thin and break just like yesterday, with sunny spells coming through, but the showers will also develop.
Carol then discussed the forecast for this later tonight, and commented: “As we head on into the evening, many of those showers will fade, overnight what you will find is more cloud is going to romp in from the north sea and our overnight falling to as low as ten to 16 degrees Celsius.
“For tomorrow we start off on a cloudy note, cloud thinning and breaking here and there, sunny spells developing and once again we will have more showers.”
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning as heavy showers, which will most likely become thundery in places, are expected to develop widely across England and Wales tomorrow morning and throughout the afternoon.
Carol confirmed: “There is some risk of torrential downpours, some of them merging and the risk of flash flooding.”
Friday’s thunderstorm is likely to bring disruption in a few places, but it will not last for long as the summer heatwave is expected to return shortly after.
“By the time we get to Saturday, what we’re looking at is the weather front coming in across west, that is going to introduce some rain into the North,” Carol said.
“But for the rest of the UK we’re looking at a sunny day, a warm day as well.
“Temperatures by then into the high twenties, and the temperatures are going to continue to climb.
“On Saturday in the south east were looking at 30 degrees Celsius and Sunday, we’ll be looking at 31 degrees Celsius.”
Next week more changeable weather is likely, with the greatest chances of wet spells in the north and west, with the rest of the country mainly dry.
Temperatures will stay above the average and the south could be very warm and humid for much of the time.
The current heatwave is the longest Britain has experienced in five years.
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6pm on BBC One.
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