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There's a bit more rain in the forecast but next week looks largely dry, bright and with temperatures near normal for August. Helen Willetts has the details.
At least 12 people, including three children, have died in violent storms after weeks of heat and drought.
Countries on the Mediterranean have been ravaged by wildfires this summer, especially in Europe.
Streets and roads in Italy and France are filled with water as storms strike the continent.
The Met Office has said more than 26,718 lightning strikes hit the UK between Sunday and Wednesday. That's more than half of all UK strikes in the past year.
BBC Weather in association with MeteoGroup
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