Temperatures in Britain are set to top yesterday's scorcher with parts of the country reaching 28C, the Met Office have said.
The Greater London area or Southampton are predicted to be the hottest.
The south coast's hot weather appears to have broken UK records for 2012:
We can now confirm that the top temperature reached today was 26.7°C at Solent which is the hottest day so far this year ^SJ
On the hottest day of the year, spare a thought for the Conservative MP Tracey Crouch who is sweltering inside the House of Parliament:
If someone from Facilities would be kind enough to TURN THE HEATING OFF in Norman Shaw North, that would be just super...
Summer has arrived in Britain this week with balmy temperatures with the Met Office predicting highs of 26 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country following the early-Spring washout.
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It's now 23.8 °C in Solent, making it the hottest day of the year so far, and it's likely to be warmer again tomorrow.