Temperatures soared above 34C as the UK saw its hottest June day since 1976, the Met Office has said.
Heathrow in west London had recorded temperatures of 34.5C by 4pm, the highest for June since the 35.6C recorded in Southampton on June 28 1976.
The 40-year high - which is the hottest summer solstice on record - has been recorded as parts of Britain swelter in the fifth consecutive day with temperatures above 30C.
The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert with the capital expected to endure some extreme heat.Read the full story ›
Temperatures are expected to climb above 30C in London and the South East, some 10C above the usual average for this time of year.Read the full story ›
The South East has been basking in sunshine and clear skies for the last few days but it won't last.Read the full story ›
Expect any early showers to clear to leaving a dry and breezy day with variable cloud and some sunny spells.Read the full story ›
Mainly dry with average temperatures and bright at times for the Easter weekend.Read the full story ›
Forecasters predict much of the South East will be bathed in sunshine, ensuring average temperatures for April are exceeded.Read the full story ›
London and the South East have enjoyed the joint mildest March since records began, according to Met Office figures.Read the full story ›
Expect a fine day with plenty of pleasant sunny spells and light windsRead the full story ›