THE MET Office has issued yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms across the UK after the sweltering heatwave.

The entire UK is covered by Met Office yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms, with Monday and Tuesday to bring chaotic rainfall, thunder, hail and lightning.

The country is currently baking in heatwave conditions, with up to 38C possible today.

The Met Office warns some places are likely to see severe thunderstorms early next week - however there is significant uncertainty in location and timing.

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Forecasters say the storms are "increasingly likely to develop over the south of the UK or nearby continent late in the weekend or early next week".

They will "generally track north or north-westwards, potentially affecting all parts of the UK at some points during this period."

The Met Office explained the hot weather from today onwards will trigger the thunderstorms, and some could see large hail.

Where the storms occur, rainfall totals of 1.1 to 1.5 inches (30 to 40mm) could fall in an hour, with some locations potentially receiving 2.3 to 3.1 inches (60 to 80mm) in three hours, although these will be fairly isolated.

The warnings are in place from midnight on Monday through to 11.59pm on Tuesday.

More information on exact areas and impacts is expected over the next few days.