Temperatures to rise even higher this week, says Met Office

Temperatures to rise even higher this week, says Met Office

A Met Office spokesman said Thursday was expected to be the hottest day of the year so far.

Thames Valley Police said a man's body was recovered from the Jubilee River in Slough, adding that his death is not being treated as suspicious.

There is now a 90 percent chance of heatwave conditions between Monday and Friday this week.

The all-time British record is 38.5C set in August 2003 near Faversham, while the highest July temperature was 36.7C in 2015 at London's Heathrow airport.

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On UK trains, passengers were urged to avoid travelling on London North Eastern Railway (LNER) on Friday after lightning damaged the signalling system.

The force was called amid concerns for the welfare of two teenage boys and were on the scene just after 6.35pm. The company also cancelled thousands of day trip tickets to ease congestion.

An amber "heat health watch" warning has been issued for parts of England this week.

This weather warning is also now in place in other parts of the United Kingdom, including East Midlands, East of England, North East England and North West England.

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The mercury is set to hit 35C on Thursday and rise further to 37C on Friday, triggering a thunderstorm warning into the afternoon.

"Lots of people heading out and away for the weekend, roads lie the M11, the A1, the M1, the M18 - a lot of surface water and spray on those roads, so allow some extra time for your journey".

Eurotunnel said air conditioning problems meant some carriages could not be used, which led to the delays.

With potentially record-breaking high temperatures in the coming days, the Government is being warned it must do more to protect vulnerable people in extreme heat.

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"Still quite warm, but for some, especially across the east, temperatures could easily be ten or more degrees lower on Saturday compared to Friday".

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