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Why we're losing four minutes of light per day

You may have noticed that the mornings are getting darker. Well it’s not your imagination - we are currently losing four minutes of light per day.

That’s more than any other time of the year. This means that in two weeks time, the UK will transform from complete daylight at 7am to complete darkness. Be prepared because winter is on its way.

Could this be the UK's hottest summer?

Could this be the hottest summer that’s ever been recorded in the UK?

Temperatures may have cooled recently, but this summer the nation has sizzled in scorching conditions beating records not seen since 1976. There’s just two weeks to go, and at the moment we are set to scoop the top spot for the hottest summer ever recorded.

Brits warned over extreme heatwave as Med set to record highest EVER temperatures

Brits travelling to the continent to enjoy some summer sun have been warned that dangerously high temperatures could disrupt their travel plans, potentially ruining thousands of holidays.

The heat bomb lingering over Europe is currently sending temperatures soaring to up to 47C.

In the Spanish region of Extremadura, locals have been staying inside their homes, places of work or bars until temperatures become more bearable after 10 pm. Jonathon Swain is in the region reporting for Good Morning Britain.

17,500 lightning strikes hit UK in dramatic finale to heatwave

Downpours, ferocious thunder and dramatic lighting meant the weekend was a total washout for the majority of Brits. Summer storms turned skies a threatening grey, bringing the summer heatwave to a dramatic end - for now at least.

Revellers attending Camp Bestival in Dorset were sent packing after organisers had to cancel the event due to the poor weather. The festival site was left littered with tents, discarded camping chairs and litter as people rushed to leave the site. Festival organisers said Sunday that they'll arrange refunds for those who had to forego a weekend of fun, stating it was "heartbreaking" to have to cancel the final day of the festival.

Feeling hot, hot, hot

There's a good deal of sunshine on hand for today. As the week progresses, temperatures are set to soar reaching a high of 35c. There's a chance of a few spots of rain, which in the current conditions we'd be lucky to see.

Want to stay safe in the heat? Here are some top tips from weatherman Alex Beresford:

  • Don’t go out during peak hours 11am-3pm if at all possible.
  • Travel with a bottle of water, especially if you’re on public transport.
  • Wear light clothing - perhaps your employer will make reasonable exceptions?
  • Apply sunscreen regularly!

Millions face hosepipe ban as Britain swelters in 'longest heatwave since 1976'

Water customers in England have been advised they'll face hosepipe bans in the coming weeks as temperatures soar.

People in the north west of England have been told to expect the use of hosepipes to be banned in the coming weeks as reservoirs dry up and water resources run low. United Utilities, the organisation responsible for water distribution in the affected area, said that the ban would be in place in parts of Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire.