THUNDERSTORMS are developing across parts of Somerset, the Met Office said.

After red and amber warnings for extreme heat were issued over the weekend, and still in place today across the whole country, the Met Office is now warning thunderstorms could develop in certain areas.

The Met Office South West Twitter account said “thunderstorms are now developing across parts of Devon, as well as Somerset and west Dorset into the early afternoon with a more persistent area of rain moving slowly east across Cornwall”.


According to forecasts, "scattered thunderstorms continue to move north into early afternoon, clearing from the South West".

A warning is also in place for the south of England tomorrow, Wednesday, July 19, when “heavy showers and thunderstorms may bring disruption” between 1pm and 9pm.

An amber warning for extreme heat is currently still in place for Somerset and the South West today, July 19.


A hot spell developed on Sunday and peaked early this week with the Met Office issuing warnings of “some exceptionally high temperatures” that “could lead to widespread impacts on people and infrastructure”.