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Britain bakes as heatwave warning is raised
Published: Thursday 2nd of July 2009
Climbing temperatures across the UK have led the Met Office to raise its heatwave warning level.
London and the south-east in particular have been affected by the hot weather, which looks set to continue throughout today (July 2nd).
Head of health forecasting at the Met Office Wayne Elliott said: "If possible stay out of the heat during the middle part of the day; cool yourself down; keep your environment cool and look out for others, especially older people, those living alone and babies and young children."
Conditions may become fresher over the weekend, the body predicts, with temperatures expected to peak over the next 24 hours.
Night time temperatures have not fallen below 18 degrees C in some areas, which has helped maintain the warm weather during the day.
Anyone enjoying the hot weather in the capital at the moment can take advantage of the London Pass to make the most of their visit as it gives free entry to a whole host of top attractions.
Thursday 23rd of May 2013 London attractions: Cool down at the Fan Museum
Wednesday 22nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Walk in the 'footie steps' of legends with a Chelsea Stadium Tour
Tuesday 21st of May 2013 London attractions: Enjoy some classical music and art at the Foundling Museum
Monday 20th of May 2013 London attractions: Sit back and take a cruise along the Thames River Cruise
Sunday 19th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Experience the horticultural festivals at the Garden Museum
Friday 17th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Discover the tales behind the Charles Dickens museum
Thursday 16th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Explore the tales of the sea at the National Maritime Museum
Wednesday 15th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Thousands of famous paintings on display at the National Gallery
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Ducklings and butterflies take centre-stage at London Wetland Centre
Monday 13th of May 2013 If you are on the hunt for things to do in London, and are searching for a break away from the hustle...
Sunday 12th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Stand above the River Thames with the London Tower Bridge Exhibition