A WEATHER warning has been issued for thunderstorms overnight. 

The Met Office has put out a yellow warning for thunder and lightning from 6pm until 8am tomorrow. 

Forecasters are also warning of possible hailstorms, strong winds and possible power cuts following the storm, which comes amid a heatwave across the country.

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The warning area covers large swathes of the country, including Wiltshire, with a large band of rain moving across the region visible on the Met Office's detailed forecast map.

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Rain is currently forecast for large parts of Wiltshire from around 9pm to 1am, according to the Met Office. 

It comes as temperatures soar to around 35C this week, with a record UK temperature for July possible on Thursday.

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The Met Office says the storms will move north through the evening, and should be over by tomorrow's rush hour.