Temperatures to rise even higher this week, says Met Office

UK weather rain forecast met office

It comes after an amber "heat health watch" warning was issued for parts of England with people advised to stay out of the sun for the remainder of the working week.

The RAC said it is expecting breakdowns across the United Kingdom to be up around 15-20% on what they would normally expect for late July by the end of Thursday, adding that breakdowns are already up 25% in London.

Tomorrow is tipped to be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures tipped to topple the monthly record.

Conditions are expected to get even hotter on Friday as warm air from Europe continues to engulf the United Kingdom, putting the all-time temperature record, 38.5C, under threat.

Britain has sweltered today in what forecasters have confirmed is the hottest day of the year, with a high of 35C recorded at Heathrow Airport in London.

The hottest July day on record is 36.7C (98F), which was reached at Heathrow on July 1 2015.

After weeks without rain there is a chance of flooding on Friday, with as much as 30mm expected to fall in just an hour.

UK thunderstorms Met Office yellow warning
The Met Office has put out a yellow warning with possible flooding on the way

"Large hail and strong, gusty winds are also likely and combined could lead to hard driving conditions as a result of spray and sudden flooding".

Gundersen added: "There is the chance of thunderstorms breaking out over some eastern parts of England on Thursday, but it is Friday when we see intense thunderstorms affecting many central and eastern areas".

It prompted a number of health warnings.

Professor Peter Stott, Met Office science fellow in attribution, said global temperature rises were fuelling heatwaves, and climate models had been predicting an increase in extremely hot spells for more than a decade.

This weather warning is also now in place in other parts of the United Kingdom, including East Midlands, East of England, North East England and North West England. So keep an eye on friends and family who may be at risk.

National Farmers' Union deputy president Guy Smith also urged people to take care in the countryside, warning that portable barbecues and sky lanterns posed a huge fire risk.

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