Peterborough is set to sizzle in the summer sunshine today – as temperatures are set to rise to 32C.
The Met Office have said 17 June is set to be the hottest day of the year so far, topping the likes of Tenerife which will reach 28 degrees.
The Friday scorcher will see the mercury on the thermometer set to climb to 32 degrees between 3pm and 4pm and still remaining a warm 21C at 11pm.
The highest temperature forecast for Tenerife – a popular summer holiday hotspot – this week is 29C today.
However, those looking for wall-to-wall sunshine in Peterborough over the weekend are set to have their hopes dashed.
On Saturday, temperatures will peak at just 20C, with a 40 per cent chance of showers, while on Sunday the forecast is for temperatures to reach just 16C. However, there is a lower chance of rain on Sunday.
Heat-health alert issued by the UK Health Security Agency
This is the first Level 2 heat-health alert of the year, with high temperatures expected across the Midlands and the south of the country.
Dr Agostinho Sousa, head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at UKHSA, said: “High temperatures are expected in some parts of the Midlands and the south on Friday.
"We want everyone to enjoy the hot weather safely when it arrives and be aware of good health advice for coping with warmer conditions.
“During periods of hot weather, it is especially important to keep checking on those who are most vulnerable, such as older people and those with heart or lung conditions.
"Make sure to look out for signs of heat exhaustion and follow our simple health advice to beat the heat.”