It's been hotter in the south than Istanbul and the Canary Islands today - as the region basks in a heatwave that's set to last the rest of the week. The mercury hit - 32 degrees - at Heathrow Airport today. And we saw 30 degrees in parts of Sussex and Hampshire. But the sunshine comes with a health warning. The young, the old, and pregnant women are being warned to avoid the midday sun - and keep hydrated. Mary Stanley reports on how the South has been trying to keep cool.
A mother from Bournemouth let her children stay at home because of concerns about them having to wear school blazers in high temperatures.
Public Health England is reminding the public to take extra care in the current hot weather with temperatures expected to top 30C.