Temperatures in Derbyshire are set to reach a sweltering 35C later today – making it one of the hottest days the county has seen in recent times.
And, as the fierce temperatures reach their peak, Met Office forecasters say there is also a good chance we could be hit by another thunderstorm.
Parts of Britain could see record-breaking temperatures reach 39C, according to forecasters
A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms is in force for most of England – including the East Midlands – from 3pm on Thursday until 4am on Friday.
According to the Met Office, the hot sunny weather begins in Derby from 6am with temperatures reaching the mid 20’s by 9am.
Then the later morning will see the heat cranked up into late 20s, entering the 30s in the early afternoon.
At 2pm, temperatures are set to hit 35 degrees and there is a 50% chance of a thunderstorm and heavy rain.
During this time, the Met Office says there could be flooding in some parts and power cuts could occur.
It adds there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, or damaged by lightning strikes.
The sun is expected to return from 4pm with temperatures still at around 34C heading into the evening.
Temperatures are expected to be as high as 28 degrees at around 10pm tonight
Here is today’s hour-by-hour forecast, according to the Met Office.
8am – Sunny – 22C degrees
9am – Sunny – 25 degrees
10am – Sunny – 27 degrees
11am – Sunny – 29 degrees
12pm – Sunny – 32 degrees
1pm – Sunny – 33 degrees
2pm – Thunder Shower – 35 degrees
3pm – Cloudy – 34 degrees
4pm – Sunny – 34 degrees
5pm – Sunny – 34 degrees
6pm – Sunny Intervals – 34 degrees
7pm – Sunny Intervals – 32 degrees
8pm – Sunny Intervals – 31 degrees
9pm – Sunny Intervals – 29 degrees
10pm – Partly Cloudy – 28 degrees
11pm – Partly Cloudy 26 degrees
Meanwhile, traffic information company Inrix says trains will be travelling slower than normal today because of the heat.
The firm states that trains will be travelling at a slower speed “to avoid rails buckling in the heat”.
And emergency services all over the country have stressed the dangers for which the heatwave can create in a bid to keep everyone safe.
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