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The UK hotter than parts of the Mediterranean

People enjoying the warm weather on Brighton beach. Photo: Ruth Lumley/PA Wire

It seems like we have fast-forwarded into the summer.

After temperatures peaked at 27C yesterday and on Tuesday - we could well see figures topped again today as very warm air continues to feed in from the near continent. It will be the warmest day of the year so far.

Most of us will have a fine, sunny day once any early misty cloud gives way. Temperatures will be well above average for the time of year with highs of 28C or 29C possible across inland areas making us hotter than some parts of the Mediterranean.

It will be very warm everywhere and hot and humid in the south. The coasts and beaches will feel a little fresher with a cooler sea breeze.

It will be cooler on the coast thanks to the sea breeze. Credit: Ruth Lumley/PA Wire

Staying warm and muggy this evening with a few isolated, potentially thundery showers developing later – leading to an uncomfortable night in the south with temperatures not dropping much below 18C in places again.

A switch in the wind direction tomorrow will mean it will become breezier and fresher for the east but generally staying very warm with best of the temperatures in the west.

The sunshine is expected to last into the weekend. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Any cloud will be blown away meaning more sunshine into the weekend. Not quite as warm, but it will be sunny. Time to whip out the barbecue.

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