Met Office thunder warning as temperatures dip 'below average'

The Met Office has warned thunderstorms and heavy showers could hit the Midlands
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The Met Office has warned that thundery showers could hit the Midlands as it forecast a wet end to the weekend. Heavy downpours were expected to sweep across the region as temperatures dipped 'below average'.

The forecast for Sunday predicted "scattered showers", with some "heavy and potentially thundery". The Met Office said it would be "pleasant in the intermediary sunny spells, even if temperatures are slightly below average for July".

Heading into the evening, the showers would ease and it was expected to stay "dry overnight with largely clear skies". However a "chilly night" was predicted, with lows of 7C.

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Looking into next week, the Met Office said the Midlands would see "a bright start" with "some pleasant sunny spells". Across the UK, temperatures were most likely to be around, or a little below average for the time of year, although some warmer conditions were "possible in the southeast at times".

However new weather maps predicted some areas could see a scorching 32C. WXCharts said data showed temperatures would start to rise from Tuesday, July 9.