Fashionable revelers enjoyed balmy weather across the UK last night ahead of what is forecast to be one of the warmest days of the year.
In every major city in the UK, pubs and clubs welcomed a late-night boom in trade thanks to high temperatures.
Young women donned some of the latest fashion trends, donning brightly printed shirts and blazer dresses for a chic look this summer.
The extravagantly dressed bride-to-be and her fun-loving maids of honor were photographed enjoying a hen night like no other in Leeds, while the fashion-conscious team also hosted a hen party in Manchester.
In Birmingham, a group of revelers walked the streets dressed in black, while others were pictured eating the city’s famous street food.
Heat warnings have already been issued for this week, which is expected to be the hottest day of the year and will put pressure on water supplies.
Temperatures could approach 86F (30C) in parts of the UK today, with London and south-east England expected to be warmer than parts of the Maldives with highs of 84.2F (29C).
The hottest temperature recorded in the UK this year was 90.8F (32.7C) at Heathrow on June 17, the Met Office said.
Britons are being urged to prepare for the heat wave that is coming to the UK. On the picture. Pictured: Revelers enjoy the warm temperatures on Saturday night in central Manchester
Temperatures could reach a peak of 91.4F (33C) on Tuesday as a heat wave hits Britain. Pictured: Two hen party ladies braved the summer heat in Leeds last night
Temperatures of up to 29 degrees are expected in London and the south-east of England today. Pictured: Leeds partygoers enjoying the summer heat
Joggers were out and about enjoying the sunny weather as they jogged around Hyde Park early this morning
Temperatures are set to hit 29C in London today, with Tuesday forecast to be the hottest day of the year. Pictured: A man cools off during a morning swim in Hyde Park
A number of health warnings have been issued as the country plunges into heatwave. Pictured: Partygoers on Broad Street in Birmingham enjoying the summer heat
Novak Djokovic warms up during practice at Wimbledon as temperatures in London are set to reach 83F (28C)
People flocked to city centers last night to enjoy the warm weather and are forecast to continue to do so as temperatures rise
This reveler enjoyed a hot meal on her hot evening in Birmingham, where temperatures are set to hit 79F (26C) later this week
A record-breaking 43C could hit Britain next weekend as the long-range weather computer predicts “Saharan heat”.
He predicted temperatures could rise to maximum temperatures in London, with temperatures in the 30s and 40s elsewhere in the south, comparing Western Europe to the Sahara desert.
Long-term predictions work by “simulating” possible outcomes, with the 43C option being very high.
While it’s unlikely, weather experts say even the fact that it’s physically possible is a red flag. The current British high temperature record is 101.6 F (38.7 C) in Cambridge in 2019.
Extreme heat forecast for the coming week means South West Water has urged customers to try to save five liters of water a day to keep water levels in tanks up, acknowledging pressure on supplies is increasing.
Lisa Gahan, director of water resources, said the region had not had any restrictions since 1976 and “if we’re careful, we could have another year without restrictions.”
Far-flung weather computers have suggested temperatures could reach a chilly 107.6F (42C) next Sunday
Long-range weather computers have suggested temperatures could rise to record highs in London
Dr Agostino Souza, head of emergency and public health at the NHS, said: “We want everyone to enjoy the warm weather when it arrives, but also to check their vulnerable family, friends and neighbors to make sure they are prepared for the warm conditions ahead.
“High temperatures are forecast for a long period, so be sure to follow our simple health tips to beat the heat, such as keeping windows open to direct sunlight and making sure fridges, freezers and fans are working properly.”
Sam Hughes, national partner for water safety at the RNLI, said he urged Britons to stay safe on the coast as they cool off.
“If you are planning to go to the beach, we recommend that you visit the beach with lifeguards and swim between the red and yellow flags.
“If you’re in trouble in the water, Float to Live: Lean back, use your arms and legs to stay afloat. Control your breathing, then call for help or swim to safety. In a coastal emergency call 999 or 112 for the coastguard.’
Met Office warns against cheap sunglasses
The Met Office is urging Britons to wear protective sunglasses as UV levels rise along with temperatures this week.
Forecasters predict that UV levels will peak at level eight, which is called “very high,” over the next three days.
Level eight is the highest level the UK normally reaches, peaking at lunchtime.
“Ultraviolet rays can damage your eyes just as much as they can damage your skin,” said Greg Dewhurst, senior meteorologist at The Met. Telegraph.
“They have to be UV-blocking sunglasses, and the cheaper ones usually don’t.”
He recommended round glasses as they also block the sun from the side.
The NHS advises Brits to choose “round-lensed or wide-framed sunglasses with CE marking and British Standard 12312-1:2013 E”.