The Met Office has issued severe rain warnings for tomorrow after Monday became the hottest day of the year and saw the death of two people in the UK.
A woman drowned off a popular tourist destination on the south coast and a teenage boy drowned in Greenbooth Reservoir in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
As the killer heatwave continues, here are the live updates, the latest warnings and the most up-to-date weather forecasts for the UK.
7.43pm: ‘Warm and muggy” weather is expected in the south tonight, while the north can look forward to “heavy thundery rain”.
6.25pm: The Met Office predicts that the heatwave will hit its peak tomorrow, for potentially the hottest day in four decades.
It tweeted: “Tomorrow will see the peak of the #heatwave, with highs reaching 34 °C, potentially making it the hottest June day since 1976!”
6pm: The Met Office is predicting strong rainfall in the upcoming days.
Rainfall over Northern parts of England between 3am and 6am could lead to 20mm or 30mm of rain in one hour.
The Chief Forecaster’s assessment reads: “Thunderstorms developing from late Wednesday afternoon bring a greater threat of severe weather with associated torrential downpours giving as much as 30 mm or even possibly 40 mm in an hour in places.”
4.30pm Today’s top temperature so far has been 30.5C at Hurn in Dorset. The record temperature yesterday was 32.5C at Hampton Water Works.
The Met Office said: “The hot and sunny weather will continue over the next few days.
“However, fresher conditions will move in from the northwest into Thursday. This change in airmass will trigger some heavy downpours and thunderstorms.
“Then cooler and cloudier weather will move in for the weekend.”
4pm The Government’s amber level three heatwave warning remains in place, showing a 90 per cent probability of heatwave conditions until 9am on Thursday in southern England.
The warning says: “The hot and humid conditions of recent days are likely to persist across southern…