Merseyside sizzles in temperatures hotter than Portugal, but thunderstorms are on the way

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Merseyside basked in temperatures of 26.3C today as warm weather gripped the region.

The warm weather was thanks to warmer air from Spain creeping up towards the UK, which sent temperatures soaring.

The warm temperatures even put Portugal’s capital city Lisbon in the shade, as they only managed temperatures of 23C.

READ MORE: How long will the warm weather last on Merseyside ?

The warm weather will continue into Wednesday, however, the weather wont be as sunny due to heavy rain and the threat of thunderstorms.

A yellow warning for heavy rain is in place until 10pm on Wednesday, as the Met Office expect localised flooding from heavy rain and severe thunderstorms.

READ MORE: Will Merseyside see thunderstorms on Wednesday ?

The Met Office: “A band of thundery showers with some locally torrential downpours will push north through the morning.

“A risk of some isolated thunderstorms again in the afternoon, but dry for many. Maximum temperature 25 °C”.

The rest of the week will see slightly cooler temperatures with the threat of more rain and stronger winds.

READ MORE: Met Office warn Merseyside of severe thunderstorms and torrential rain

The Met Office forecast reads: “Thursday will be cooler and fresher with sunny spells and some showers.

“Generally unsettled Friday and Saturday with showers or longer spells of rain and strong winds at times”.

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