The UK has recorded its hottest temperature of the yr to this point – 32.2C (89.96F) at Heathrow Airport.
The determine beats the earlier report of 31.6C (88.9F) set on the identical web site in west London on Sunday.
It comes because the Met Workplace issued amber and yellow thunderstorms warnings for a lot of central and southern England, alongside its first-ever excessive warmth warning, which covers the South West, southern components of England, the West Midlands and Wales till midnight on Thursday.
Public Well being England additionally has a Degree 3 heat-health alert in place till the top of Friday, warning of potential warmth exhaustion and elevated danger to the aged, younger and clinically weak.
One other Met Workplace warmth warning has been utilized to Northern Eire from 8am tomorrow till the top of Friday, when temperatures are supposed to drop.
Till then the heatwave is predicted to proceed.
The mercury will stay above 31C (87.8F) through the week, with forecasters suggesting the subsequent few days might be the most popular of the yr but.
Elements of the UK may attain 33C (91.4F) between Tuesday and Thursday, which is hotter than prime European vacation locations similar to Marbella, Mykonos and Tenerife.
In the meantime, an amber thunderstorm is warning for place components of south-eastern England, together with Kent, Essex and Cambridgeshire, between 4pm and 7pm this night.
Heavy rainfall, thunder and hailstorms hit components of East Anglia and Essex from round 4pm.
Images and movies on social media confirmed heavy rain, flash flooding and hailstones measuring a number of centimetres throughout.
Grahame Madge, spokesman for the Met Workplace, mentioned: “The lightning frequency might be fairly intense.
“The thunderstorms we have creating are purely due to the warmth so they are not more likely to have an effect on the warmth in anyway.”
The Setting Company has issued 16 flood alerts – which means flooding is feasible – in components of London, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
All 4 of the house nations have individually recorded their hottest day of the yr to this point for the reason that heatwave started on the weekend.
Northern Eire had its warmest day on report, as temperatures hit 31.2C in Ballywatticock, County Down, at 3.40pm on Saturday.
The earlier highest temperature was 30.8C, reached on 12 July 1983 and 30 June 1976.
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