A weekend of stormy conditions bleeds into the new week before things become settled.
Humid and thundery are key to the weekend, with Sunday seeing extensive outbreaks of activity across the UK and Ireland.
Severe weather warnings are in effect for both Sunday and Monday where we see potential for strong localised downpours, lightning, and hail.
Despite this, temperatures continue to rise unabated, reaching highs of 30°C in places from Sunday onwards.
By Tuesday, conditions settle down for most, though there remains a risk of showers and possible storm activity over Ireland and Scotland.
Temperatures remain above average throughout the week, though those on the eastern coast may have the heat tapered by an onshore wind.
An extensive area of high pressure arrives over the UK and Ireland from Wednesday, which helps with those more stable conditions.
The following week has potential for fresh rainfall and thundery outbreaks, though it remains too early to predict.
Stormy weekend before things settle
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