It may be sunny - and very hot - out there right now, but the Met Office is predicting thunderstorms could hit Bucks. 

Today is the first day of three that the weather service is predicting thunderstorms will batter the country. 

It currently has a yellow weather warning in place for much of England and Scotland, warning of the risk of heavy showers, frequent lightning and gusty winds with 30 to 40mm of rain possible in an hour.

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What does the Met Office say we can expect? 

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes and large hail.
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to public transport.
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and increased chance of accidents.
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

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When can we expect thunderstorms? 

It's not clear at the moment - the Met Office warnings are in place today, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Looking at Bucks in more detail, according to the latest updates from the Chiltern Weather Alerts team, temperatures are set to reach a high of 33 degrees with the possibillity of a few thunderstorms by 4pm today. 

The team says it is hard to predict at the moment, but they are looking "scattered". 

Temperatures will drop down to about 17 degrees this evening. 

Tomorrow is also set to reach 33 degrees and CWA say it looks dry on the whole, but the odd shower "cannot be ruled out". 

Thursday is when we could see heavy rain showers which could be "thundery in nature" with slightly cooler temperatures of 28 degrees. 

There could also be showers on Friday afternoon.