BREAKING: Met Office warn temperatures likely to hit record-breaking 39°C tomorrow

A Met Office spokeman said: “It’s looking likely that we could reach 39°C somewhere in southern and eastern England on Thursday.

“The hottest temperature ever recorded in the UK is 38.5°C.

“There is currently a 60% chance we could break this on Thursday, depending on the amount of cloud.”

Temperatures across England exceeded 30°C on Tuesday, with forecasters predicting even hotter temperatures today.

“It will get to 35°C on Wednesday, with a small chance it will get to 36°C,” Met Office meteorologist Emma Smith said.

Temperatures in London are expected to reach 39°C on Thursday, which would pass the current record for a day in July – 36.7°C – recorded at Heathrow Airport in 2015.

The Met Office said there is a 60% chance the UK temperature record of 39°C, which was recorded in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003, will be smashed.

The highest overnight average temperature ever seen in the UK was 23.3°C in July 1948.

Ms Smith said there is a possibility this will be beaten on Thursday night into Friday.

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