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.

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Floods due as tropical storms follow tropical weather

"Minor localised flooding" has been predicted as tropical storms replace tropical weather in some areas of the UK.

There is a low likelihood of isolated intense thunderstorms this afternoon as temperatures rise, the Environment Agency has announced.

The forecast for 7pm this evening shows a mixture of cloud, rain and bright sunshine. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office said "surface water flooding" is likely to cause "localised disruption to travel, and summer holiday activities" amid continuing high temperatures.

The Met Office predicted there is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 9am on Monday and 9pm on Tuesday in parts of England.

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