The weather in the UK made a dramatic change today as extremely high temperatures gave way to storm warnings from the Met Office. Meteorologists have warned of potential storms across the country as sun-heated ground heats the atmosphere and encourages monster systems. Thunder and lightning will rumble across much of the south and parts of the Midlands, according to storm trackers.
According to Lightningmaps.org, a community project that reports lightning incidence around the world, storms disproportionately targeted the south.
Clusters of thunder and lightning emerged over Exeter, Winchester, Maidstone and Dorchester, among others.
There, lightning surges about every two seconds, with singular strikes emerging across the entire area.
Further north, more lightning emerged around Peterborough, with clusters between Huntingdon and Kettering.
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Windy.com satellites show the rain will intensify over the next three days.
Their maps show a south-sloping patch, covering most of the area except parts of Wales, Cornwall and Canterbury.
The Met Office continues to predict the same, with yellow thunderstorm warnings pointing south below Leeds.
On Sunday, however, the warning moves slightly further north in Scotland, just below Carlisle.