Heat warning for Hull as temperatures could hit 32C on Sunday

Scorching temperatures have triggered a weather warning as the weekend could bring with it 32C heat.

Forecasters are predicting Sunday to be the hottest day of 2021 and also the warmest weekend so far.

A health alert has been issued in England with high temperatures predicted to be “widespread across the bulk of Britain” from the end of the week and through the weekend.

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Saturday is predicted to be very warm as the heat builds through the weekend with long spells of sunshine for most of the UK.

And it will be “even hotter on Sunday”, with temperatures from the Vale of York to Cardiff and parts of East Anglia set to be “widely 30plus”.

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern told Sky News: “31C, 32C wouldn’t be out of the question as well”

He said Sunday would be a “hot day, the hottest day of the year so far, the hottest weekend of the year so far”.

Public Health England has warned people to take extra precautions to keep cool and hydrated – and support those who may be more vulnerable in the searing heat.

The alert, which covers England – excluding parts of the North East, North West and London – is due to last until Tuesday.

PHE scientific and technical lead, Dr Owen Landeg, said much of the advice on coping in the sweltering heat is “common sense”.

But he warned how the warmer conditions can bring “real health risks” for older people, children and those with underlying health conditions.

The hottest day of the year so far was 14 June when temperatures hit 29.7C at Bushy Park in London.