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UK Weather: Today’s maximum temperature is the highest of 2021 to date – with 32.2 ° C at Heathrow Airport | UK News

The UK has recorded its hottest temperature of the year so far – 32.2 ° C (89.96 ° F) at Heathrow Airport.

The figure breaks the previous record of 31.6 ° C (88.9 ° F) set on Sunday at the same site in west London.

It comes as the Met Office has issued orange and yellow thunderstorm warnings for much of central and southern England, alongside its first extreme heat warning, which covers the southwest, southern England, the West Midlands and Wales until midnight Thursday.

Public Health England also has a Level 3 heat-health alert in place until the end of Friday, warning of potential heat exhaustion and increased risk to the elderly, young and clinically vulnerable.

Another Met Office heat warning was applied to Northern Ireland from 8 a.m. until the end of Friday when temperatures are expected to drop.

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The weather forecast as the weekend approaches

People headed to the beaches again on Tuesday
People headed to the beaches again today to make the most of the warm weather

Until then, the heatwave is expected to continue.

Mercury will remain above 31C (87.8F) during the week, with forecasters suggesting the next few days could be the hottest of the year so far.

Parts of the UK could reach 33 ° C (91.4 ° F) by Thursday, which is hotter than major European holiday destinations such as Marbella, Mykonos and Tenerife.

Meanwhile, an amber thunderstorm is warning parts of south-eastern England, including Kent, Essex and Cambridgeshire, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. this evening.

Rain in Essex
Heavy showers hit the southeast around 4 p.m.
Hi in Essex.  Photo: Lauren Barham
Large hail was found in Essex. Photo: Lauren Barham

Forecasters warn of splashing water, flash floods and lightning strikes, which could lead to power outages, damage to buildings and delays …

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This notice was published: 2021-07-20 12:44:00

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