Great Britain has recorded the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures of up to 32.2 °C.
In Coningsby, Lincolnshire, mercury levels skyrocketed, reaching the same level as in Chertsey, Surrey on June 10.
Most of England is on a heat warning until 9am tomorrow as the Met Office warns sunbathers to enjoy the heat responsibly.
The meteorologist also issued an amber warning of thunderstorms for parts of England and Scotland from 1pm to 9pm today, which could cause local flooding.
Some areas could see 30-40mm of rain in an hour or two, but this is expected to “vary significantly”, while hail up to 3cm in diameter and strong, gusty winds are forecast for some locations , the Met Office said.
The meteorologist predicted a “hot and humid Sunday afternoon in the east and south with prolonged, very strong sunshine” for today.
It added: “Loud, perhaps thunderstormy, rainfall and showers are expected across northern England, Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland.”
Another yellow weather warning was issued for parts of Northern Ireland between 2pm and 7pm today for thunderstorms.
The Met Office said: “While there remains some uncertainty as to whether thunderstorms will develop as cooler conditions roll in from the west, there is a possibility that an organized line of thunderstorms could develop across northern Britain on Sunday afternoon before they spread as the weather progresses of the year move east to the North Sea.” Evening.
“This is more likely in the eastern parts of the alert area, including north east England and east Scotland.”
Temperatures today could peak at 32°C in the extreme south-east and reach well over 20°C elsewhere in the south and east.
The heat health warning urges people to “take care of those who may have a hard time staying cool in hot weather”.
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