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Today Is Officially The Hottest Day Of 2018 So Far
25 June 2018, 16:48 | Updated: 25 June 2018, 16:53
It’s official… today is the hottest day of 2018 so far in the UK - and it's set to get even warmer later this week.
The mercury peaked at 29.4C in St James’s Park, London earlier this afternoon - making it the warmest day in Britain this year.
And there’s good news for those enjoying the sunshine as it’s set to last for the rest of this week.
**HOT OFF THE PRESS** It's officially the UK's hottest day of the year so far, with 29.4 Celsius recorded at St James's Park ☀️☀️☀️ pic.twitter.com/BzXu2hBESI— Met Office (@metoffice) June 25, 2018
The Met Office says it expects Thursday to be the peak of this week’s heat.
The hottest spots are likely to be further West, with temperatures feeling a tad cooler towards eastern coasts.
Often Britain’s hot spells are because of warm air pushing in from the near continent.
However, the Met Office says this week's temperatures will be caused by the summer sunshine across the UK lifting temperature day on day.
Click here to find out the latest forecast for your area.