BRITS are basking in sunny temperatures of 29C today - and it's going to be another scorcher tomorrow.
Families flocked to beaches and parks this afternoon to make the most of the soaring mercury in what is likely to be the last gasp of summer.
The mercury will be highest in southern parts of the UK, but most of the country will see a spell of warmer weather over the next few days, the Met Office said.
The current warm spell will be the longest in September since 2016, when temperatures reached 34.3C at Gravesend on September 13.
And Tuesday will be even hotter, with 31C predicted for southern parts of England.
Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said high pressure combined with warm, southerly winds would bring a "spell of summery weather".
He said: "On Monday and Tuesday temperatures in Northern Ireland and Scotland will be in the high teens to low 20s but with cloudier skies at times, and the odd shower. Meanwhile England and Wales will be sunnier, especially today with temperatures widely above 25C.
"It’ll turn hot in southern and eastern areas with temperatures reaching around 30C in a few spots, possibly 31C on Tuesday.”
Most parts of the country "will be generally dry and sunny", according to forecaster John Griffiths.
He said that "much of England and Wales by the afternoon will be dry warm and sunny if not even locally very warm" and there is the potential for a top temperature of 30C in the south east of England.
Brits bask in 29C TODAY – and it’s going to be another scorcher tomorrow
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