This is how the hot weather compares to previous UK heatwaves


If you've stepped outside today you'll be all too aware that it's very, very warm.

So warm, in fact, that temperatures across much of England have reached as high as 31C (87.8F) - the hottest day of 2016 so far.

This is how our mini heatwave compares to previous July months:

graphic to show the hottest temperatures in july

However, the hot and humid air is expected to trigger thunderstorms across much of the UK from Tuesday evening until late on Wednesday - with a severe weather warning for rain and the possibility of flash-flooding.

Make the most of it while it lasts.