UK weather: temperature hits 34C – one of the hottest June days for 40 years

With temperatures continuing to rise people are being urged to wear sunscreen, drink lots of water and seek shade.

Key points:

  • Thermometers in west London hit 33C
  • Temperatures set to soar as high as 35C in places
  • Sunseekers urged to slap on cream and pop on a hat
  • Warnings of thunderstorms and lightning in parts of UK

More to follow…