UK weather: Today is officially hottest of the year - but tomorrow will be even warmer
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Today is officially the hottest day of the year in the UK, but forecasters say it could get even warmer.
This afternoon the Met Office confirmed a temperature of 32.6C was recorded at Heathrow Airport at 2.46pm, making it the warmest day of the year, and it may get even warmer as the day goes on.
So far that hasn't quite broken the all-time record for June, which was in 1976 with a sweltering 35.6C.
The hot weather prompted an urgent warning from Camber Sands, asking people to stay away.In Northolt in west London and Kew Gardens in the south-west of the capital, the temperature hit 31.5C (88.7F).
Elsewhere, in Chertsey, Surrey, the heat rose to 31.3C (88.3F), and in South Farnborough, Hampshire, a temperature of 31.1C (88F) was recorded. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. East Sussex County Council has told people to 'keep away' because they are worried about social distancing measures and do not want a repeat of the scenes at Durdle Door in Dorset.
A spokesperson for East Sussex County Council said it was concerned about the extremely large numbers of people expected to head to the beach at Camber Sands.
They said: "We would urge those thinking of visiting the area to help us keep people safe by considering an alternative beach they could visit."