UK heatwave: Hottest day for seven years recorded
22 July 2013 Last updated at 23:03 BST
Monday has been the hottest day in the UK since July 2006 - with temperatures hitting more than 33.5 degrees Centigrade at Heathrow.
The heat is expected to give way to thunderstorms and cooler temperatures over the coming days ending the longest heatwave for seven years.
Robert Hall reports.