The heatwave is set to be shattered by rain and thunderstorms this weekend, as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning for Oxford.

Across the county, the heatwave has seen temperatures soar to 30°C, with daytime temperatures hotter than holiday destinations like Ibiza.

This week the Met Office also issued its first ‘extreme heat warning’ for the scorching weather.

The weekend will – literally – put a dampener on the hot weather as rain and thunderstorms are set to make an appearance.

Temperatures will drop from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C.

The expected heavy rain and thundery showers pose risks for flooding and transport disruptions, prompting the yellow weather warning.

What to expect:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads
  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

The warning is in place from early Saturday morning until late Sunday night.