This morning, BBC’s weather reporter Carol Kirkwood delivered the week’s forecast live from London.
She began by commenting on this morning’s sunshine, noting: “It is again a really warm start to the day.
“You’ve probably heard in the news, the Met Office and Public Health England have a level three heat health alert in force at the moment”, she continued.
“It’s in force for the next few days until Friday morning when it will be reviewed.
“Basically it’s offering some good advice, drink plenty of fluids, keep your windows closed by day, open them by night to keep your house cool.
“Look after your pets, all that kind of thing, and it’s not really surprising because yesterday’s top temperature was 33.3 degrees Celsius.”
For today, Carol revealed the nation would experience two variations of weather.
“We’ve got a bit of a north-west, south-east split, it’s fresher in the north-west and still hot and humid in the south-east.
“What we have are two weather fronts, producing some showers, but for the rest of us it’s a dry start, with variable amounts of cloud, a little bit of low cloud with patchy fog and a fair bit of sunshine.
“And through the day we can see further showers develop, but again the showers, not all of us will see them. “
As for the temperatures, Carol explained: “31 degrees Celsius will be the top temperature in London, but in the north of the country we are looking about the mid twenties, so more comfortable.
“Through this evening and overnight, we will lose the showers and a lot of dry weather around tonight as well.
“Another muggy one, temperatures falling to between 10 degrees Celsius and 18 degrees Celsius.”
As for tomorrow, Carol said the sea breeze will make temperatures feel cooler on the coastline, “but temperatures tomorrow up to 32 degrees Celsius, but again fresher the further north that you do travel”.
When Thursday approaches, very hot conditions are expect to persist into the weekend.
“When we get to Thursday, we expect this to be the hottest day of the week so far,” Carol remarked.
“Temperatures peaking at about 34 degrees Celsius somewhere in the south east, again temperatures rising across much of the UK.”
According to the Met Office, the highest temperature recorded so far this year was 33 degrees Celsius in Porthmadog last month.
With the forecasted temperature for the end of this week, it looks like the UK could have a new high temperature recorded, and could also beat last year’s of 34.5 degrees Celsius record at Heathrow.
Carol rounded up the report by commenting the heatwave was to continue and said: “All in all, we’re not done with the summer just yet.”