25 June 2020 16:31
Temperatures in the UK have spiked above the monthly average this week, marking the third heatwave of 2020. The intense heat has already prompted highs of 31C, and the mercury could rise to 33C and over today. However, the conditions will vary depending on where people live, and some areas may see thunderstorms. How hot is it near you? Temperatures will nearly meet the June maximum in some places today, while others suffer under rampant thunderstorms.
The highest ever recorded for the time of year was in Southampton on June 28, 1976, when meteorologists saw highs of 35.6C. Today's conditions will push close to the maximum, with up to 34C possible. READ MORE: Why are UV rays harmful? The secret behind sunburn and link to cancer