Thunderstorms reported after Met Office warning

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The Met Office weather warning was in place on Saturday afternoon [Met Office]

Thunderstorms and heavy rain have affected many areas of Wales and south west England.

In Powys, dozens of lightning strikes were recorded throughout the afternoon.

Meanwhile in Devon, some areas experienced flash floods after substantial rain fell over a short period of time, BBC Weather said.

Natural Resources Wales recorded 23mm (0.9in) of rain at Abercregan in Neath Port Talbot.

Saturday's weather warning, which came into force at 13:00 BST and lasted until 20:00, also covered Herefordshire and Shropshire.

In Wales it covered 16 of the country's 22 council areas, excluding most of north Wales and Pembrokeshire.

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Other parts of the UK enjoyed glorious sunshine, with highs of 25.3C (77.5F) recorded in Glasgow.

Forecasters said the warm weather would continue for parts of the UK into Sunday and Monday with higher pressure returning in time for the next week's Spring Bank Holiday.

The Met Office said it would become more unsettled from Tuesday with heavy, thundery showers in the west, becoming more widespread on Wednesday.

It also said there was currently a "lot of uncertainty" with weather conditions between Wednesday and Friday, although "temperatures are likely to be a little above average".