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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Brits bask in the sun as temperatures soar higher

The weather will be much hotter than usual for the time of year - the average maximum temperature for July in England is 20.9C (69.5F) - and many parts of the country will enjoy temperatures on par with popular Spanish holiday resorts, forecasters said.

Members of the public pack onto the beach at South End on Sea as much of Britain. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
People enjoying the hot weather at Mercia Marina, Willington in Derbyshire. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
People enjoying the hot weather at Markeaton Park in Derby. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Sunbathers in St James Park, London. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Hottest day of the year expected as Britain sizzles

Sizzling Britain is expected to record the hottest temperatures of the year today, with the prospect of the mercury rising even higher tomorrow. The heatwave is forecast to continue into next week.

Forecasters said highs of 27C (80F) were measured in pockets of England early this afternoon, a shade off the year's record: 27.2C at Heathrow on June 30.

Charmaine and Steve Scutt from Brighton relax in the sun at Torkington Park in Stockport. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Tennis fans cover up in the sun during day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Tennis fans wear hats in the sun on Centre Court as they watch the Ladies' Singles Final at Wimbledon. Credit: Adrian Dennis/POOL Wire/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Supermarket's burger sales up 90% as sun shines

Tennis fans enjoy the hot weather on Murray Mound at Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Soaring temperatures across the country have sparked a run on the staples of a British summer, with retailers reporting a spike in sales of disposable barbecues, fresh meat and strawberries.

Supermarket shelves have also been well stocked with sun cream before this weekend's balmy conditions.

Temperatures are expected to reach 30C (86F) in parts of southern England.

Waitrose said its burger sales are up nearly 90% this week, with sales of sausages and their vegetarian equivalents also surging. It predicts a further boost to sales if Andy Murray wins the Wimbledon men's singles final tomorrow.

Fans to feel the heat watching Stones and Murray

The Rolling Stones will swelter at Hyde Park and Andy Murray will feel the glare of more than just the eyes of the Wimbledon faithful this weekend as Britain basks in the hottest temperatures of the year.

Mick Jagger (centre), Keith Richards (right) and Ronnie Wood (left) from the Rolling Stones. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Sun worshippers will enjoy highs of up to 30C (86F) in parts of southern England tomorrow, while most of the UK will enjoy temperatures in the mid to high 20s.

And the spell of warm weather is expected to stay with us, lasting throughout next week and beyond.

Forecasters said the weather will be much hotter than usual for the time of year - the average maximum temperature for July in England is 20.9C (69.5F) - and many parts of the country will enjoy temperatures on par with popular Spanish holiday resorts.

Britain basks in the sunshine

People across the country have been making the most of the warm weather, with temperatures set to rise further this weekend.

Some parts of the England are set to experience temperatures of up to 30C over the weekend.

People enjoying the hot Weather in St James park in London. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire
People enjoying the hot Weather by the London Eye on the Southbank in London. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire
People enjoy the hot weather in Golden Hill Park, Urmston, Manchester. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/

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Britain gears up for warm weekend

People across Britain have been preparing for the warm weekend of weather, with temperatures set to reach 30C in some parts of the country.

Jasper the miniature schnauzer takes a break from the hot weather in a garden in Nottingham, England. Credit: Press Association

Brits may even be able to enjoy the warm weather for a prolonged period after Meteogroup weather forecaster, Gareth Harvey, predicted the warm weather "could be with us for a fair while."

Jutharat Hayes enjoys the poppies in fields near Brighton, East Sussex Credit: Press Association

The optimistic forecasts has even led to bookmakers slashing the odds of this summer being the hottest on record.

Bookies anticipating record summer temperatures

The hot weather is set to last for up to ten days. Credit: Press Association

The odds of this summer being the hottest ever have been slashed according to one bookmaker.

Ladbrokes have slashed the odds of the July record temperature of 36.5C being broken to just 3/1 following sweltering forecast predictions.

It is now 8/1 - down from 20/1 - that the hottest temperature ever will be recorded anywhere in the country this year.

Read: South east England set to experience temperatures of up to 30C

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