Southern England will melt at temperatures of 37 ° C by the weekend as the Met Office issues a health alert – but the rain hits the northern parts of the country today as well as Scotland.
The scorching air from Europe at the end of the week will come after the wet weather that lashed the northwest until tomorrow.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for the north of the border today when western Scotland – including Glasgow and Stirling – was drenched.
The heat of the continent is said to be borne by south winds across most of England, which means many hot and dry conditions.
Temperatures on Thursday could be 32 ° C in southern England and 26 ° C in northern England.
While the Bahamas in the Caribbean could be hot up to 31 ° C on Friday, the Met Office has indicated that temperatures in England could reach 37 ° C.
In comparison, Casablanca in Morocco will hit 27 ° C (81 ° F) on Friday. While Lisbon has had hot weather lately, it is expected to peak at weekends with temperatures around 30 ° C.
Three friends are strolling along the promenade on Bournemouth beach this afternoon while the weather in the south stayed warm
People with a dog walk in a lavender field on Tuesday at Hitchin Lavender Farm in Ickleford. Temperatures on Thursday could be 32 ° C in southern England and 26 ° C in northern England
Women walk along the sand at Bournemouth Beach this afternoon after refreshing themselves in the English Channel at sunrise
Two friends are chatting after swimming in the sea off the Bournemouth coast this afternoon. Your inflatable boats are wrapped around the ankles
A man applies sunscreen to his partner while a woman watches the sun come out in Bournemouth this afternoon
Meanwhile, downpours in Scotland led to flooded streets in Lochwinnoch when cars tried to move through the city without getting stuck
Vehicles have water up to the hood as they drive slowly through the floods at Lochwinnoch in Scotland today
The broken-hearted daughter tells how her heroic father "used all his strength" to give his three children one last smile after saving them from drowning in a current
The heartbreaking daughter of a father of seven, who died rescuing three of his children after being flooded, has shown how he "used all his strength" to give them a final smile.
Jonathan & # 39; Joff & # 39; Stevens, 36, was in Barmouth, North Wales, with the teenagers aged 10 to 12 when they started fighting in the water yesterday afternoon.
The plasterer tried to get the children to safety, and a large rescue operation was launched, involving a lifeboat and a Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter.
Jonathan Stevens is pictured with his partner Laura Burford and four of their children – including Lacey (bottom right) and Jack (bottom center), whom he saved yesterday
Mr. Stevens of Telford, Shropshire was then pulled out of the water and flown to Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor by ambulance, but died.
Now his daughter Lauren, 11, has told how she ran to lifeguards and pleaded: "My father is drowning, please save him."
In a tragic revelation, she also said that her father smiled at his children one last time after the rescue Lacey (12) and Jack (10).
Earlier, Mr. Stevens' heartbreaking partner, Laura Burford, who was 80 miles away when the tragedy happened, had said he died as a hero when he "saved her babies".
Daughter Lauren told the sun that the lifeguards rushed to save her father, carried him to the beach, and added that he looked "lifeless".
She said: & # 39; Dad opened his eyes and looked over at me, Joshua and Lacey and Jack, who were back with us now and gave us a smile.
But the next second he collapsed again and the lifeguards carried him in, laid him on the sand and gave him CPR. He never opened his eyes again.
"I think Dad had used his last bit of strength to open his eyes and smile at us, and when he saw that we were all fine, he knew he could let go and die happily."
Although the heat spells will continue throughout Saturday, the temperature will drop and some parts of the country could see thunderstorms until Sunday.
The Met Office has also issued a heat health alert in the South East of England, warning that UV levels may be high in some parts.
With high temperatures on Saturday, heatwave conditions could prevail in the south and southeast of England.
Bonnie Diamond, a forecaster at the Met Office, said: “It's a somewhat troubled start in the northwest, but it's a dry first half of the week for the southern half of the country.
& # 39; The heat rises from Thursday with warmer weather across the country. It will be very hot in parts of the south east of England, where we expect temperatures between the low and mid 30s, with the peak of the heat on Friday.
& # 39; South winds through England will bring warm air from Europe and further south it will be hot. Temperatures in England and South Wales will be in the high 20s and low 30s.
& # 39; Until Friday we will experience the hottest magic with temperatures well over 30 ° C.
& # 39; There will be a focus of temperatures in the South East between 34 ° C and 35 ° C, and we will aim for a maximum of 37 ° C on Friday in the South East of England.
“Saturday seems to be very warm or hot for many, although it is not quite as hot as Friday. We should have sunshine on Sunday to keep up with the temperatures. There is a possibility of thunderstorms in some parts of the country. & # 39;
Frank Saunders, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, added: “Most of us will experience a period of warm, summer weather later this week, with hot weather developing in the southern parts of the UK.
& # 39; As of Thursday, temperatures in Northern Ireland, Scotland and North Wales will be between the mid to mid 20s, but it will be much warmer in the southern and central areas. The temperatures largely reach 30 degrees Celsius, possibly 32 degrees Celsius in the south east of England.
“It's going to be another hot day on Friday with temperatures well over 30 degrees Celsius in central, southern and some northern parts of England. It's probably hotter in the south east of England, where temperatures from 34 to 37 degrees Celsius are possible.
"Saturday is likely to be another hot day for the southern and central parts of the UK, with heat wave conditions possibly being met in parts of the south and south east of England."
A hot weather weekend follows, with some of England's most popular tourist attractions littered with visitors.
The Met Office confirmed last Friday that it was the third warmest day since records began in 1910 after 37.8C (100.04F) was recorded at London's Heathrow Airport.
There are fears that Cornwall could be jailed if locals beat up holidaymakers because they don't have facewear or respect social distance.
The narrow streets of the district were flooded with tourists and the town council had to use street patrols to blame violations of the rules.
Cornwall Council deputy chairman Adam Paynter warned of a local closure – as seen in Leicester and parts of the Northwest – that would mean the fate of the staycation season.
Paddleboarders take a leisurely trip along the Thames in Kingston, Greater London this afternoon, while a swan swims just inches away
Three people row down the Thames in a small ship while the sun rises in Kingston-upon-Thames on Tuesday afternoon
The Kingston Thames paints a breathtaking scene as people go to the water on Tuesday afternoon and soak up the sun
A woman is jogging through Burgess Park in London this morning when the icon Shard can be seen in the background as the sun came out
Drone images show the morning sunrise this morning over the Victoria Tower on Castle Hill in Kirklees Sunrise on Castle Hill in West Yorkshire
During a beautiful sunrise in Branksome Chine, Bournemouth, Dorset, the sky is reflected in the sea-covered sand this morning
The breathtaking & # 39; fault moon & # 39; is shown
The world looked up in surprise on Sunday evening as the August lunar moon rose in the night sky. Photographers around the world have taken incredible pictures of the full moon sitting over landmarks.
The giant moon has been seen behind cathedrals in Colombia, the London skyline, the Statue of Liberty in New York, and more. The August & # 39; Störmond & # 39; was named after Native American folklore and was named after the river fish common in New England.
Indian tribes in the area named the moon after the fish because sturgeons were easiest to catch in August. The full moon in August also has other names, including "barley moon", "green corn moon", "fruit moon" or "grain moon" as it is known in the UK.
The & # 39; fault moon & # 39; rises behind the temple of Poseidon in Greece
He told Cornwall Live, “I urge all Cornwall visitors to follow guidelines such as washing hands, wearing a mask when necessary, and maintaining social distance.
"We want to avoid the local closures that have taken place further north and where places have been closed, and we want to make sure that the attractions stay open to locals and visitors and that nothing stays closed and the best way to do that when people do everything possible to follow the rules to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. If you do that, you will remain open. & # 39;
He added: “Just because you are on vacation does not mean that you can forget everything. It has been reported that some people who refused to wear a mask said they came to Cornwall to move away from it, as if the Cornwall virus did not exist if it existed. People have to be sensible and follow all guidelines. & # 39;
Almost 20 million Britons plan to stay in the UK this year, a poll yesterday found out of fear of another night rush for beauty spots.
Tourists are expected to return to beaches across the country as temperatures of up to 37 ° C stream in from Central Europe by the end of the week amid a level two heat warning.
A YouGov poll found 28 percent of Britons plan to vacation in the UK this year.
This corresponds to around 19 million people.
In the meantime, only 9 percent will go abroad and another 49 percent do not intend to go on vacation.
A man jogs with his dog this morning in the bright morning sun on Wimbledon Common in southwestern London
Red sky in the morning, warning of the shepherds: Rain seems to be falling for the sunflower labyrinth in Tarbock, Merseyside, as it is waking up to a purple sky today
A field in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, sits under a breathtaking sky before a warm day in the East Midlands before the temperatures skyrocket on weekends
The sun rises above the morning mist this morning in Rockford Common in the New Forest in Hampshire before it gets warm in the southern county
Joggers had woken up bright and early when they were training on Wimbledon Common in southwest London this morning when the temperature rose
Dawn colors over electricity pylons in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, with parts of the UK waiting for a hot weekend
A couple is shown holding hands as they walk together in the bright morning sun on Wimbledon Common in southwestern London
The night sky is illuminated by the giant pink moon in London's financial district in the UK on Sunday evening. The fault moon is known in Great Britain as the "grain moon"
The & # 39; fault moon & # 39; Sneaking across the famous millionaires' row at Sandbanks in Poole, Dorset on Sunday evening
People take pictures of the giant pink moon in the night sky in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday evening. The fault moon takes its name from Indian folklore
The giant fault moon rises over the hills in Darwen, Lancashire, Great Britain, next to the anniversary tower, while horses and sheep romp around the fields on Saturday evening
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