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It has been one of the hottest days of the year so far - and it has brought warnings from the emergency services to stay safe in the heatwave.
Temperatures have once again been nudging thirty Celsius - that is well into the eighties in Fahrenheit and the weather shows no sign of cooling down anytime soon.
Chris Kiddey reports.
The Met Office is predicting maximum temperatures of 29C in Marseilles and 25C in Monaco, while Britain can expect a top temperature of 32C.
Sales of summer goods have rocketed in the past two weeks thanks to the heatwave sweeping across Britain.
- Sales of barbecues soared by 204% in the last two weeks, according to Asda.
- Charcoal and fuel are also enjoying a surge, with sales up by 176%.
- Shoppers were keen to cool off with paddling pool sales up by 446%.
- Garden furniture is up by 44% as Britons dine al fresco.
- Burger sales were expected to rocket 300%, with ribs increasing by 200%.
- Last weekend the supermarket sold three million sausages and 1.4 million burgers.
Families have been making the most of the relative quiet on the beach in North Yorkshire as a heatwave expected tomorrow could see the seaside overrun with sun-seekers.
Yorkshire may experience significant ‘heatwave’ conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts, with the region being the only one in the country to have a level 3 heatwave alert.
This means people need to take action to protect themselves from possible health effects of hot weather. The hot temperatures are expected to last until 8pm on Sunday.
Read here for more information from the met office
The emergency services are urging people not to be tempted to cool off in reservoirs in the hot spell. The water is still extremely cold and can prove fatal.