Met Office warns of 'thundery rain' for Coventry as mini-heatwave hits UK

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Thundery showers are set to hit Coventry and Warwickshire -Credit:Liverpool Echo

The Met Office has warned that 'thundery rain' is set to soak Coventry and Warwickshire today as some Brits see temperatures hotter than Ibiza. The latest forecast predicts that showers, which will potentially be thundery, will start later this afternoon and move into the evening.

The rain follows what was a gloriously sunny day yesterday with the blue skies across our area. It also felt a lot warmer than of late and more warm weather is on the horizon for the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Met Office has said that, while there will be some showers this May Day Bank holiday weekend, it is going to 'feel warm, particularly in any sunny spells. Indeed, Birmingham Live reports that some areas are already seeing a mini-heatwave.

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Our colleagues report that the UK is "officially" hotter than Ibiza - with the country seeing 22C in some parts as May kicks off. In the north of England on April 30, temperatures were higher than in the Balearics - and parts of southern Italy, the Met Office said.

The latest local forecast for the Coventry area


A cloudy start but low cloud will slowly lift leading to some sunny spells in the west. Cloud building from the east during the afternoon with organised and potentially thundery rain arriving later. Maximum temperature 17C.


Rain, potentially thundery will move westwards across the West Midlands overnight. Turning somewhat drier for a time during the early hours. Minimum temperature 9C.


A cloudy start on Thursday, with any light rain soon easing. Skies turning brighter from the north and east during the afternoon. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Largely cloudy on Friday with outbreaks of rain. Remaining unsettled into the weekend with showers or longer spells of rain. Feeling warm, particularly in any sunny spells.

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