A weather warning for thunderstorms has been issued for the Cotswolds from tomorrow following some of the hottest days of the year so far.

The Met Office said thunderstorms are expected to move northeast across parts of England and Wales from late Wednesday through to Friday morning.

While not all locations will be affected, some intense thunderstorms may occur during this period with torrential rain, hail, frequent lightning and strong gusty winds possible.

Monday marked the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures soaring to almost 30C parts of the country but the Met Office meteorologists have predicted it could be ever hotter tomorrow.

However, despite more exceptionally warm weather, Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said there will be a “three potential rounds of thunderstorms" ahead on Wednesday, Friday and again on Sunday.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for the storms which could cause flooding and power cuts from 6pm on Wednesday until 6am on Friday.