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UK weather: 29C scorchers arriving today… and it’s only going to get HOTTER as a 10-day heatwave hits the UK

BRITS are treated to a 29-degree scorcher today – and it’s only getting hotter with a ten-day heatwave set to bake Britain.

Another heatwave is set to sweep across Britain, just in time for families to enjoy the school holidays.

Sunbathers enjoy the hot sunny weather on Brighton Beach yesterday

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Sunbathers enjoy the hot sunny weather on Brighton Beach yesterdayCredit: Alamy
People punting on the River Cam in Cambridge on Sunday in hot weather

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People punting on the River Cam in Cambridge on Sunday in hot weatherPhoto credit: Geoff Robinson
Dramatic sunset silhouettes from the top of Greenwich Park last night

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Dramatic sunset silhouettes from the top of Greenwich Park last nightCredit: Alamy

Temperatures will reach a balmy 29C today – but by Thursday the mercury will have risen to 30C.

The hot weather is expected to continue well into next week but will not reach the sweltering temperatures that Brits saw in July.

Forecasters say temperatures are likely to be well below record highs from the last heatwave, when they peaked in excess of 40C in a number of areas.

This month’s temperatures are being caused by an African cloud that has already swept across Europe.

Forecaster Stephen Dixon told The Sun: “Temperatures will rise over the next week – particularly in the southern areas of the UK.

“There is a possibility that heatwave criteria will be met by the middle of next week with temperatures in the 30s in some locations.

“For a heat wave definition for us, depending on the area, that would have to reach a certain threshold three days in a row.”

It comes after Environment Secretary George Eustice called for the whole country to be banned from using their hose lines.

More than two million Britons in Kent and Sussex have already been banned from watering their gardens, cleaning their cars or filling pools with hoses.

And they face fines of up to £1,000 if they break Friday’s rules.

South East Water insisted it had “no choice” to implement the ban, which will reduce the amount of water to be withdrawn from “already stressed local water sources.”

A Met Office map has also revealed when and where Britons can enjoy 30C heat on Wednesday afternoon.

South West areas, including Gillingham in Dorset, Oxford and Gloucester, are the most likely to rise to the hotter temperatures.

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