Scorching heatwave to hit the UK this week with highs of 33 degrees

 
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London is going to roast in temperatures of 29 degrees today, making it the hottest day of the year so far.

Tomorrow will heat up even more, with temperatures expected to peak at 32 degrees.

Over the weekend, the capital enjoyed some much-needed heat as the mercury rose to 25, according to the Met Office - although northern parts of the country experienced a much cooler couple of days.

The temperature will drop after Wednesday with fresher air moving in, but will hover around the mid-20s, so Londoners can continue to take full advantage of good weather right through the week.

Last month parts of the country were submerged under two metres of water, with severe transport delays, particularly in the south.

The beginning of this month marked the 40th anniversary of the of the 1976 heatwave in the UK.

“The spell of hot weather, from mid-June to the end of August, included 15 consecutive days where a maximum temperature of 32C or more was recorded somewhere in the UK. It was one of the most prolonged heatwaves within living memory,” said the Met Office.

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