Four-day forecast shows plenty of sunshine with a chance of showers on Sunday.Read the full story ›
Clear periods and light winds tonight. Staying warm and muggy. Lows of 17°C.Read the full story ›
The high of 35C was recorded on a Bakerloo line train between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus at 2pm.Read the full story ›
Heathrow has just recorded a temperature of 35.7 °C. The hottest July on record was 36.5 °C in 2006.
With temperatures set to soar to uncomfortably high levels today, you'll want to do everything possible to keep cool. That's easier said than done, particularly if you have to travel by Tube.
So which lines should you try to avoid? City Metric has ranked each line, from the hottest to the coolest. Here are the results, and if you can try to avoid the Central Line.
- Waterloo & City
- Hammersmith and City
- London Overground
It's already hotter at Heathrow (32.3C) than it was yesterday which means we're on track to hit 35C later.Read the full story ›
Fine and muggy tonight with light winds. Lows of 17°C.Read the full story ›
Sports day has been cancelled for students in Wickford, Essex, due to the high temperatures forecast for today and tomorrow.
The SESSSA sports day is cancelled on Wednesday due to the high temperatures that have been forecast.
With temperatures set to soar into the mid 30s this week, train companies are warning that the heat could interfere with Britain's rail network.
Commuters are being told to check their journeys ahead of time for ristricted services, as the heat is predicted to get so fierce that it could buckle rails.
"As rails are made out of steel, they expand as they heat up and are subject to strong compression," Network Rail said on its website.
"This expansion has to be managed to reduce the risk of track buckling. If the track does buckle, the line must be closed and the track repaired before services can resume, causing considerable disruption."
First Great Western services in the Thames Valley area will be subject to speed restrictions from midday to 8pm today - meaning there will be fewer fast trains.