Thunderstorms and flood warnings replace heatwave, drought in UK and Ireland.
Flooding, heavy rain as thunderstorms sweep UK and Ireland
Heavy rain and flooding have hit Cornwall and Devon as thunderstorms sweep across south-west and east England, plus parts of Ireland.
The Met Office issued an amber thunderstorm warning for areas of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset with the likely chance of homes and businesses flooding, power cuts, fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life, transport disruptions and communities being cut off by flooded roads.
In Ireland, Met Eireann extended a status orange thunderstorm weather warning for Munster as well as counties Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin.
The downpours came after the heatwave ended on Sunday night with thunder, lightning and flash flooding in many places.