Britain basks in sunshine as temperatures hit 23C but parts of Scotland are struck by 'SNOW' and ‘dangerous’ hailstones that stop traffic...while thunderstorms are set to follow next week

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Many Britons have basked in glorious sunshine this weekend with Central and Southern England experiencing hot and humid weather while temperatures hit as high as 73F (23C) in Northern Ireland.

Yet not everyone was as lucky, with certain parts of Scotland facing torrential rainfall and warnings of flooding Saturday evening along with heavy hailstorms.

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Rainwater even had to be cleared from the stage at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh ahead of The Rolling Stones concert.

And the weather is set to stay this way for both Scotland and Northern Ireland while the East Coast will possibly see sunny spells heading their way.

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Even so, the sunshine won't last much longer for the rest of the UK as storm clouds over France could mean severe thunderstorms are brought to the south-east early next week.

On Saturday, parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland saw heavy showers and even hailstorms across some areas in the evening.

Traffic - Motorway - Scotland - Hail - Stones

Traffic on a motorway in central Scotland was brought to a standstill by large hail stones hitting the carriageway with drivers on the M9, south of Dunblane, forced to pull over after the storm began.

Areas including: Strathclyde, Central, Tayside, Fife, Scottish Borders and Grampian could reportedly be affected by hazardous hail, with up to 20mm of rainfall in less than an hour possible.

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