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As Brits bask in the final hours of the heatwave this week a treacherous thunderstorm looms.
Monday is set to be a scorcher for people in the south east and London, with predictions that it could reach the 'hottest day of the year' if the mercury rises to 29C or higher.
However, the end is near and the glorious sunshine we've enjoyed this month so far will meet a thunderous end with storms and heavy rainfall.
The Met Office's warning, which begins at 6pm Wednesday, is in place until 6am Friday, offering 36 hours of miserable weather.
It states: "Some places are likely to see thunderstorms later Wednesday through Friday with the potential for travel disruption and flooding."
Homes and businesses could be flooded and buildings damaged, the weather agency cautions.
Public transport and roads are also likely to be affected as the heavy rainfall batters most of the country.
All of the south east, London, the Midlands, and parts of the south west are included in the warning.
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Further, the eastern parts of Wales and most of the north including Liverpool, Leeds Newcastle, and Yorkshire are also set to be lashed with downpours.
In some areas, residents may also experience power cuts after the treacherous weather.
Heavy gales are also expected to batter parts of the UK, with 50mph winds expected.
Pubs and beaches were rammed on Sunday for the second hottest day of the year so far and hottest June 13th date for 180 years.
Monday is predicted to reach 29C in the south east and offer sizzling conditions in the summer sunshine.
Tuesday will follow with a scorching start and mid-20s throughout the day, with coastal areas feeling slightly colder with 40mph gales.
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Ms Shuttleworth said: "Wednesday evening, we start to see things turn a bit more unsettled as warm/hot conditions in the South allow thunderstorms to develop."
Brits have been warned of "intense thunderstorms with torrential rain, hail, frequent lightning, and strong gusty winds.
"Rainfall totals of around 30mm could fall in an hour, with some locations potentially receiving around 50mm in two-to-three hours, although these will be fairly isolated," says the Met Office.
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