If you have been stuck indoors this weekend do not worry, the heatwave will continue until the end of the week.
Fun in the sun at Sir Nigel Gresley Square in Doncaster.
Temperatures are expected to continue rising into the low 30s into early next week.
11am: The Met Office warned that there will be lots of “hot sunshine” across the United Kingdom while temperatures will be a degree or two hotter than yesterday for many.
“Sunday and Monday will see repeat performances of Saturday, with a lot of England and Wales seeing dry, sunny, warm, humid weather with high UV, high pollen”.
‘All throughout this period we will have some pretty mild uncomfortable nights – a lot of places in the mid to high teens for night-time temperatures’.
“The sun is as powerful as it can be”, said Mr Powell.
“Sea surface temperatures close to the United Kingdom are above normal, increasing the chances of higher-than-average-temperatures through the period”.
“We are talking about heatwave conditions and we have a heat health watch in place until Wednesday to reflect this. Keep drinking fluids. If there’s anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do”. “If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support“.
NHS advice includes urging people to: “Spend time in the shade when the sun is strongest, between 11am and 3pm”. A cooler feeling northeast breeze may develop later.
Though the glorious sunshine of recent days is definitely a cause for cheer, many will be starting to wonder how long they’ll have to endure a house like a sauna.
A 10-day scorcher in 2003 resulted in 2,000 heat-related deaths and another hot spell in 2006 killed 680.
The Met Office added: “By Wednesday thundery showers are likely to break out across central and northern parts and while it will still be very warm, temperatures may fall a little short of trigger criteria”. By Tuesday though a band of cloud will bring fresher conditions down from the north, and this fresher weather is likely to reach as far south as the Midlands.