Hail and rain are expected to hit the island on Sunday afternoon while temperatures will remain around the average levels for the season, the met office announced on Saturday.

Following several consecutive days of sunny, hot weather, clouds are expected to develop after noon on Sunday with the possibility of isolated rain or storms, mainly in the mountains and inland.

Thunderstorms are likely to be accompanied by hail.

Temperatures will be around 32C inland, 27C in coastal areas and around 25C in the higher mountains.

Isolated showers or storms are also expected midday and in the afternoon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly in the mountains and inland. Hail is likely in the case of storms.

Temperatures will not show any significant change and will average on normal levels for the season over the first three days of next week.