England and Wales are preparing to bask in scorching temperatures today as the hottest day of the year so far arrives.
But the heat has prompted warnings from health authorities urging the public to take care in the potentially "dangerous" heatwave conditions.
Temperatures are predicted to get as high as 32C (89.6F) in the south-east, with the majority of England and Wales still sizzling at between 28C (82.4F) and 31C (87.8F0.
ITV Weather Presenter Lucy Verasamy on the weekend weather:
The continued hot spell shows no sign of ending as temperatures are set to remain in the mid to high 20s well into next week.
A warning issued by the Met Office has been escalated to a level three alert for Yorkshire and the Humber after temperatures have already reached heatwave conditions.
Level two alerts are in place across most of England preparing the public for the possibility of heatwave conditions, which it says can have a significant impact on health.
The continued hot spell shows no sign of ending as temperatures settle around the mid-20s well into next week.
A Level 2 Heat Health Alert has been issued by the Met Office for parts of England.
A spokesman for Public Health England (PHE) said:
The areas affected by the alert are:
- Yorkshire and the Humber
- East Midlands
- East of England
- South east England
- South west England
Dr Angie Bone, head of the PHE's Heatwave Plan, said: