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Heatwave set to continue in Newark area today with high UV level prompting warning

The mercury will soar to 30C in Newark today (Thursday) as the heatwave continues - with 'very high' UV levels prompting the Met Office to advise people to stay indoors around midday.

Tomorrow is also set to be a scorcher with highs of 29C expected - but this is likely to be accompanied by thunderstorms, according to weather experts.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the county which is in place from noon on Friday until 6am Saturday.

A weather warning is in place. (37199401)
A weather warning is in place. (37199401)

It said there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

There could be a direct impact on roads and public transport with delays likely to train and bus services.

There is also a small chance some communities may be cut off by flooded roads and power cuts could occur.

The Met Office forecast said: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to break out on Friday afternoon and evening.

"Many places will miss the storms, but where they do occur, torrential downpours could bring 30-50mm rain in an hour, with hail and lightning."

Temperatures will cool into the weekend, with highs of 21C on Saturday and 18C on Sunday and into the start of next week. Clouds and showers are expected over the weekend and into Monday and Tuesday.

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