AS Wales basks in a heatwave, the Met Office warn that “intense thunderstorms”, torrential rain and hail are coming our way between Wednesday and Friday.

The warning covers 16 of the 22 council areas in Wales and is in place from 6:00pm BST Wednesday, June 16 to 6:00am Friday, June 18.

These “intense thunderstorms” could also bring hail, torrential rain and strong winds.

The Met Office warn that about 1.2in or 30mm of rain could fall in an hour with some areas potentially receiving 2in (50mm), the Met Office did say that there was “significant uncertainty” in both the timings and locations of the warning.

The 16 areas of Wales’ affected by the warning, include Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Flintshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan and Wrexham.

Western areas of the country are expected to avoid the worst of the weather.