Heat alert system launched to warn Brits when scorching temperatures pose a risk to life

Launched today by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Met Office, the colour-coded 'Heat Health Alerting (HHA) system' will offer regional information and advice to Brits.

Families pack out beaches as Britain basks in the hottest day of the year so far

Families made the most of the sun by packing out Britain's beaches, as the Met Office said today was officially the hottest day of the year so far.

Britain could bask in the hottest day of the year today as temperatures get set to soar to 25C

The Met Office says the settled dry and sunny spell is expected to last for at least the next ten days. Temperatures will remain 'generally above average' but not meet 'heatwave criteria'.

Sun-seeker stands on cliff edge to take a selfie while holding his child

Parks and beaches were packed out with thousands of people as temperatures climbed to 20C (68F) kicking off a week of weather that could see the UK hotter than Ibiza.

Brits pack out parks and beaches on balmy Bank Holiday Monday as temperatures climb to 20C

Families are flocking to beaches along the south coast, many taking taking a dip in the sea and or going for a paddle. City-dwellers were seen laying out on picnic blankets in parks.

Hotter than Morocco! Temperatures hit a 2023 high on Saturday

Revellers enjoyed the hottest day of the year so far yesterday in an excellent start to the final May bank holiday - as the mercury tipped 24C.

Hotter than Morocco! Temperatures are set to climb to a 2023 high this weekend

South-east Wales and areas around the Bristol Channel will see the hottest temperatures, which could beat the current 2023 record of 23.4C. Other areas can look forward to early 20s.

Bank holiday sun! Temperatures are set to climb to a 2023 high this weekend

South-east Wales and areas around the Bristol Channel will see the hottest temperatures, which could beat the current 2023 record of 23.4C. Other areas can look forward to early 20s.

How to keep YOUR dog cool during the heatwave

The Met Office has said a 'fine spell of weather' is expected over the Bank Holiday weekend. But as Britons bask in the sun, our pets are susceptible to dehydration, heatstroke and burnt paws.

Met Office predicts heat blast next month with Britons finally set to enjoy a spell of good weather

The Met Office says the area of high-pressure which has brought good weather across the UK over the last few days will continue into the bank holiday weekend and next week.

Just for a change, it's a sunny bank holiday! Britain is set to bask in 24C heat this weekend

According to the upbeat predictions, Sunday could even turn out to be the hottest day of the year so far, with a maximum of 24C (75F) expected, warmer than Athens.

Soaring temperatures on one of the hottest weekends of the year so far

Brits will be dusting off their barbecues across the country today as temperatures are set to soar - but the barmy weather has sparked deadly Asian hornets into a breeding frenzy.

Temperature is set to hit 21C today with sunshine and little rain coming

The Met Office forecasts a mild day across most of the country, with dry conditions and sunny spells in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Experts reveal how UK is stuck in path of the Atlantic jet stream

Forecasters said today that while UK conditions will continue to be cool for at least the next five to ten days, there is now an increased chance of hot spells this summer.

Terrifying storm dubbed 'King of Clouds' forms over Lincolnshire

Mother Joanne Collins-Anderson snapped the gigantic cumulonimbus from her home in Louth, Lincolnshire, as a thunderstorm raged across the town.

The flash flooding in Devon and Somerset explained

Extreme rainfall events are expected to become more common as the climate warms

Thousands of civil servants set to go on strike today in ongoing row over pay

Thousands of civil servants are set to go on strike today. Prospect union workers have been taking action short of a strike since mid-March, including working to rule and an overtime ban.

Hailstorms and flash flooding batter southern England with schools forced to close and travel hit 

Flash flooding has been reported in southwest England as hailstorms batter the region with a deluge of rain and thunder.

Thunderstorms, lightning and downpours batter the country while Devon is hit by hailstorm

The Met office issued a yellow weather warning, which will stay in place until 10pm this evening and spans much of southern England, East Anglia and parts of the Midlands.

Commuters are warned to brace for thunderstorms, showers and flooding today

Rain will clear in the east this morning, bringing spells of sunshine, but the skies will remain rather dull in the far northeast. Heavy showers will develop across the south and west today.

Flypast for King Charles' coronation scaled down due to downpours as London is drenched

The military flypast over Buckingham Palace to mark the coronation of the King and Queen has been scaled down due to the weather and will now be formed of helicopters and The Red Arrows only.