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Heatwave continues this weekend

Erewash Canal in the sunshine Photo: John Dunstan

We are currently at the Level 3 Met Office Heat-health watch warning and this is likely to be re-issued later this morning for the West Midlands and the SW of England.

With more cloud feeding in from the east over the weekend, it looks as if the level will decrease going into the weekend to a 2 or less, possibly nil on Sunday & then be re-issued next week as temps rise again.

Stay abreast of developments on the Met Office website where you will also find links to the NHS if you are concerned about the effects of heat on your health.

This morning essentially dry, lots of sun, but a touch cloudier through the extreme north of the Midlands and through Lincolnshire.During the afternoon, more cloud bubbles up so it's sunny spells rather than unbroken sun.

Another warm day for the Midlands and staying pleasant for the weekend Credit: ITV News Central

We could shave a couple of degrees off yesterday's highs, so we reach 28 or 29c today at best in the East Midlands, that's the low 80's fahrenheit. Nearer 30c in the West Midlands. An east/NE'erly drift will peg temperatures back around the coast.

More cloud feeds in from the east tonight, so a cloudier start to Saturday and it is unsure how quick this will be to clear from the East Midlands. Could stay cloudy there all day. In the West Midlands, cloud should burn back to sunshine, slightly fresher temperatures, maybe more in the way of sun rather than cloud on Sunday.

Weekend temperatures across the Midlands Credit: ITV News Central

On Monday it will be cloudier further east, sunnier to the SW. Generally more sun than cloud with temperatures hotting up. There's also the possibility of an odd shower just about anywhere because of the heat. Next week sees warm air pulling up from the continent, and it will feel more humid.

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