Hot day expected with thunder storms on the way

Britain could turn tropical with high humidity and the hottest day of the year so far, before "violent" thunderstorms bring a dramatic end to the heatwave, according to forecasters.

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Hot day expected with thunder storms on the way.
Hot day expected with thunder storms on the way. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The mercury is expected to reach 33C (91.4F), with the Midlands and the south of England the likely contenders for the hot spots of the day. The hottest day of the year so far had been last Wednesday at Hampton waterworks, south west London, with highs of 32.2C (90F).

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Britain's hottest day since 2006

Temperatures have reached 33.5 celsius at Heathrow - not only making today the hottest of the year, but also the hottest day since 2006.