UK weather: Met Office issues first EVER extreme heat warning as Britain to bake in 33C heatwave.

THE Met Office has issued its first ever extreme heat warning as Britain bakes in a 33C heatwave.

The new weather warning level is in place until Thursday night when conditions take a turn bringing thunderstorms and heavy rain.

The alert covers South Wales, the West Midlands, southwest England, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight as temperatures soar.

A tropical blast from the Atlantic has thrust the UK into the furnace with the mercury shooting up to a sizzling 32C over the weekend.

And the "Bermuda blowtorch" heatwave shows no sign of stopping.

Many areas are warmer than Ibiza today, with some seeing conditions hotter than 29C Nouakchott, Mauritania, on the edge of the Sahara Desert.

Forecasters predict highs of 32C in southern and central England, while temperatures won't top 30C on the Spanish Balearic island of Ibiza.

And tomorrow and Wednesday could be even hotter, with The Weather Outlook forecasting a potential 33C in the Midlands and on Welsh borders.

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