Weather: Hot sunshine spell ends with heavy rain and thunder later

The sunshine spell will end later today with showery and heavy rain, sometimes with thunder.

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Today:

Hot sunshine for many, although the far north and west of Scotland will be cloudier with some rain or drizzle at times. Showery rain, sometimes heavy with thunder, will affect parts of southwest England and south Wales, moving north later.

Tonight:

Clear spells across northern England and much of Scotland, whilst rain affects the far northwest. Showery rain moving north across other parts of England and Wales, some heavy with thunder.

Thursday:

Heavy, thundery downpours breaking out across parts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, whilst more persistent rain affects northern and western Scotland. Some bright spells in between. Warm and humid.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy on Friday with patchy rain or showers for many. Generally becoming fine and brighter from the northwest over the weekend, although some rain may continue to affect the south.