The South was the hottest place in the country yesterday and temperatures are set to reach sizzling highs again today
With a high of 30C (86F) expected in the south of England Britons will be bathing in warmer climes than parts of Portugal and Spain.
Yesterday's high of 29.9C (85F) in Solent, Hampshire could be beaten, according to the Met Office, which predicted highs will continue until the weekend.
The hot weather brings with it a risk of heavy downpours though, forecasters warned, adding that rain could hit the south west this week.
Alex Beresford has the latest weather forecast
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