Temperatures set to soar again

Temperatures are set to soar again by the weekend, as Britain still continues to enjoy the warm weather.

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Hot weather to last until the weekend

The hot weather being enjoyed across the UK is expected to last until the weekend.

Temperatures will dip mid-week to the low 20s, before soaring again on Friday and possibly lasting until Sunday.

Marek Czyzowski from London dives into the sea at Brighton beach on Sunday. The recent hot weather is due to continue until this Sunday. Credit: Reuters

Today London is expected to see the best of the sweltering temperatures while the north of England will also climb to around 28C, finally enjoying the same highs as the south.

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Lemurs lap up the lollies at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Ring tailed baby Lemurs sharing an ice lolly to keep cool in the heat Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Enjoying a cooling treat at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Thousands of people turned out in the heat to support the launch of Yorkshire Wildlife Park's new charity. The hot weather could not have come at a better time as the award-winning attraction celebrated the formation of its own conservation charity on Animal Action Day.

The award winning Park raised more than £10,000 so far - with donations still coming in. While visitors almost cleared stocks of ice creams the animals did their best to cool off from the near 90 degree temperatures.

Britain swelters as hottest day of the year hits 29C

The country sweltered on the warmest day of the year today as Andy Murray proved himself to be the hottest British tennis player of his generation by making history at Wimbledon.

The mercury reached 29C at Heathrow and Kew Gardens in the capital with much of the rest of the country also enjoying warm sunshine.

Spectators enjoy the hot weather during day five of the Royal Henley Regatta, Henley on Thames. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Thousands of spectators made the most of the hot weather to watch the men's singles final on giant outdoor screens set up at many locations across the country.

Those who were lucky enough to be at Wimbledon donned hats and used umbrellas to shade themselves from the intense sun.

Beaches up and down the country were also packed, leading to more than 250 call outs to the Coastguard.

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Britain swelters with temperatures set to soar to 30C

Thermometers in London nudged 28.1C (82.6F) yesterday, but those temperatures are set to be put in the shade today as the mercury soars to 30C (86F).

Forecasters predict that most of the UK will be bathed in sunshine, with just a small chance of a shower across the Pennines and Cumbria.

People playing in the sea in Blackpool, beneath Blackpool Tower Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Punts make their way along the river Cam in Cambridge. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
An Elephant uses his trunk to cover himself in dust to protect against the sun at Twycross Zoo,Leicestershire. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Parts of UK to experience hottest temperatures of year

Crowds enjoy the weather inside Wimbledon. Credit: EMPICS Sport

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will swelter under a relentless heat as they battle it out for Wimbledon supremacy today, as west London is expected to experience the hottest temperatures of the year.

Thermometers at Heathrow and Kew Gardens in the capital nudged 28.1C (82.6F) yesterday, but those temperatures are set to be put in the shade today as the mercury soars to 30C (86F).

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