Ayrshire is expected to bask in the warmest July day since 2009 as temperatures could hit 30c in Ayr
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A blast of African air is set to push over the UK tomorrow bringing rather warm and humid air but be warned the heat will quickly follow with thunderstorms on Tuesday night.
Ayrshire is expected to have its warmest July day since 2009 as temperatures could hit 30c especially in sun trap areas and woodlands while all areas of Ayrshire will hit a rather warm 27c.
Humidity will be around 70& to 80%, which will make it feel hot and very muggy. The high humidity will also make for a rather uncomfortable night for sleeping. The high humidity and temperatures will allow thunderstorms to develop over Northern Ireland, and these will move east across Scotland on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
There is a risk of some torrential downpours and localised flooding issues. There could also be some large hailstones and gusty winds as the storms pass through.
Temperatures will drop slightly behind the thundery rain on Wednesday to 17C to 19C in the west but still in the low 20s in the east. Changeable weather will remain through the rest of the week, and temperatures return closer to normal.
The Met Office's yellow warning for severe weather is in effect from 5pm on Tuesday and lasts until 6pm on Wednesday.
The warning states
"Whilst most places will miss the worst, please be aware of the risk of flash flooding.
"Frequent lightning, large hail and strong winds could be additional hazards.
"All of this could lead to some flooding of homes, businesses and transport networks. Disruption to power is also possible."