LONDON – England is set for the hottest day of the year today, with temperatures forecast to hit up to 34C (93F).
The current highest recorded July temperature was at Wisley, Surrey, in 2006, where the recorded temperature was 36.5C (98F).
Matt Martin, forecaster at MeteoGroup, said the high temperatures could trigger thunderstorms in the Midlands and North today.
Conditions are expected to be cooler on Thursday before rising to 30C again on Saturday, before falling back into the early 20s for next week.
Public Health England (PHE) urged people to look out for those who may feel unwell in the hot weather.