SUSSEX is braced for what may be the hottest day of the year, with temperatures expected to hit 33C.
The Met Office says mercury is set to rise in southern, eastern and central England on Monday July 11 amid a heatwave sweeping the nation.
Parts of the country will be hotter than some of the world’s top beach destinations including Jamaica, the Maldives and the Bahamas, with hot weather expected to last into the weekend.
The UK’s record high for 2022 currently stands at 32.7C, measured at Heathrow on June 17.
Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “Tomorrow will be high pressure with plenty of sunshine, particularly in England and Wales.
“There will be some haze at times in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with thick clouds moving in from the north-west and possibly bringing some rain at times.
“But for most of us it will be a dry and sunny day well into the high 20s from morning, with the central, southern and eastern parts of England potentially hitting highs of 33C.
“So there is a very good possibility that tomorrow will be the hottest day of the year so far, it will certainly be on par with the existing record, maybe even more.
“It will also be very warm overnight into Tuesday and remain in the low 20s in the cities so many will experience an uncomfortable night.”
A heat health alert was issued for some parts of the UK this week, recommending affected areas to shade or cover windows and check on vulnerable and elderly people.
The east and south of England will be on a tier three yellow alert, while the rest of England will have a tier two alert.
The hot spell is expected to subside later in the week when a cold front is expected to advance.
However, Mr Dewhurst said temperatures will remain in the mid to high 20s through the end of the week.
Monday is forecast to be a dry and hot day in Brighton and Hove, with highs of 33C.
On Tuesday it will be mostly dry and still hot. However, it will become cloudier as the day progresses, with occasional raindrops in the evening and maximum temperatures of 31°C.
From Wednesday it will be mostly dry with a few rays of sunshine, on Friday the temperatures will tend to rise again.
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