UK heatwave: Temperatures rising rapidly as over 40C predicted
The UK could have its hottest day on record this week, with temperatures forecast to hit up to 41C (106F).
At 15:00 BST it was 37.5C in Cavendish, Essex, and Northolt, London, making this the hottest day of the year so far.
The Met Office has issued a red extreme heat warning on Monday and Tuesday in much of England, from London and the South East up to York and Manchester.
The current highest temperature in the UK is 38.7C, in Cambridge in 2019.
The hottest day on record has already been reached...