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The hottest season in the UK has been coming in a flash, with temperatures hitting new highs in some areas.
Here are some of the most intense and eye-catching days of summer:Ahead of this week’s heatwave, the temperature has already risen by 3C (5.7F) in the south-east of England, with the mercury forecast to reach 27C (95F) by Monday.
On Friday, it will hit 29C (101F), which would be the hottest temperature recorded in the region.
On Monday, temperatures will hit the high 30s in the north and south of England and the heatwave will spread to parts of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The mercury has already reached 28C (98F) at the Scottish capital Glasgow, while the north-east has hit 28C.
Meanwhile, the hottest summer in Europe will hit Britain from Tuesday with highs in the mid-30s expected in England and Wales.
The heatwave could cause long-term health issues for those who live in the affected areas, and there have been concerns for those with weakened immune systems, such as those in pregnant women.
The government has warned that the summer’s heatwaves are “the single biggest risk to the UK” in the coming months.