Amber heatwave alert issued

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Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: "The outlook for the next 30 days is more of the same".

Sweden has experiences their hottest summer for a century and Finland's usual summer highs of 18 degrees have been dwarfed by temperatures reaching 30 degrees.

Is this the end of the UK's heatwave?

The hottest July day on record is 36.7C, which was reached at Heathrow on 1 July 2015. The mercury hit 34.5C (94.1F) at Heathrow on June 21 a year ago.

"Will we beat the United Kingdom record temperature of 38.5C (101.3F) recorded at Faversham in Kent on 3 August 2003?"

The highest temperature the United Kingdom has seen so far this year is the 33.3C (91.9F) recorded in Suffolk on Monday.

A danger to life warning has been issued as intense thunderstorms are set to bring Britain's heatwave to a dramatic end on so-called Furnace Friday with possible sudden flash flooding.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said high temperatures in hospitals were leaving nurses exhausted, sick and dizzy.

NHS Providers - the trade body which represents NHS services - said some hospitals are back to "winter conditions" after reporting record numbers of A&E admissions.

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Met Office spokesman Richard Miles said while it will be a bit cooler and potentially unsettled over the weekend, the hot weather will return next week.

A "high" air pollution alert has been issued for London.

Drivers have been urged not to throw rubbish from vehicles amid a surge in grass fires near busy roads.

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One nurse was admitted to A&E with dehydration after working three 12-hours shifts in a row during the heatwave.

A parliamentary environment committee has warned heat-related deaths could treble and rise to 7000 a year by 2050 unless the government plans ahead with strategies to protect people, especially the elderly.

Yellow warnings have also been issued for East Midlands, North East England and Yorkshire this afternoon.

Dr Thomas Waite, Consultant in Health Protection at Public Health England, said: "Temperatures are likely be high in parts of England this week, which may leave older people, young children and those with long-term conditions, including heart and lung diseases, struggling to adapt to the heat".

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