Today could be the hottest day of the year so far

Temperatures are set to soar as the Met Office says today could be the hottest day of the year so far.

Forecasters say temperatures could reach 35/36C - more than double the monthly average of 14.1C for July.

The highest temperature recorded so far this month is 28.5C on 17 July at Heathrow Airport.

The Met Office predicts hot weather today across almost all of the UK, with even Scotland and Wales set to be "very warm".

However, Northern Ireland will see wind and showers.