A WEEKEND of wet weather will bring this scorching summer heatwave to an end.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday which will cool things down a bit after a very very warm week.

This new warning follows the meteorological experts' first-ever weather warning for extreme heat which is currently in place and ends on Thursday after five days of sunshine and temperatures of up to 32C.

There is a high chance of rain and cloudy skies throughout Saturday, with temperaturs ranging from 15C to 22C, with Sunday expected to be similar except for a maximum temperature of 20C. 

UV rays and pollen levels will be Medium.

The wet weather warning ends at midnight on Sunday evening, though thunderstorms could hit Swindon at around 4pm on Monday.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Heavy rain and thundery showers may lead to flooding and transport disruption in some places over the weekend.

"There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

"Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

"Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads.

"There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses."