Heathrow setting the highest temperatures today

Credit: ITV News

Today the heatwave hit its peak at 35C in Heathrow, London making itthe hottest June day since 1976 and the hottest Summer Solstice onrecord.

The weather is set to cool down and in the north its already startedto breakdown with the arrival of some heavy showers today. These arelikely to turn into torrential thundery downpours tonight, which hasled the Met Office to issue a Yellow Warning across the Midlands,Northern England, Northeast Wales and Southern Scotland. Elsewhereit'll be dry and in the southeast still very muggy.

Tomorrow is looking generally cooler but still very warm in parts ofthe southeast where we could reach 26C. A batch of showers will moveinto Southwest England crossing eastwards, turning heavier as theybump into the humid conditions in the southeast which could lead tosome thundery downpours. Further north it'll be a drier day with afair amount of cloud.

ITV Weather Presenter Alex Beresford with the latest forecast: