Heatwave continues with north-west set to be hot spot
The north-west of England and the western fringes of Scotland look set to be the warmest parts of the country on Saturday as the heatwave continues.
Temperatures could hit 30C (86F) along the west of Great Britain, but cooler and cloudier weather is expected on much of the east coast.
Emergency services have issued a range of warnings, including calls for people to avoid sunburn and prevent fires.
Next week temperatures could get up to the mid-30s, BBC Weather predicted.
In England the Met Office has issued level three heatwave warnings – meaning health services should take action to protect “high-risk” groups such as the elderly and young children – for the North West, the East Midlands and the South West.
Level two “alert and readiness” warnings have been issued for the Yorkshire and the Humber, the East Midlands, the South East and London.
Health services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – which all had their hottest day of the year on Friday – are not part of the Met Office heatwave warning system, but public health bodies have urged people to take care in the hot weather.