BRITAIN is set for torrential rain and flooding as powerful thunderstorms hit much of the country throughout Friday, BBC Weather has warned.
Heavy downpours will drench the UK giving the hot weather and baked land a brief break before temperatures start rising again for the weekend.
Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst described the conditions, saying: “The low pressure system is an association with ex-hurricane Chris.”
“However, much of that activity will move towards Iceland.”
“What it does do is introduce warmer air from the South across much of the UK.”
“Highs of 32C are likely by Sunday across southern parts of England.”
Despite this brief reprieve, the punishing heatwave looks set to continue.