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Mini Heatwave Here To Stay - For A While Anyway
Weather experts are predicting the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures continue to soar across Britain.
And the good news is the mini-heatwave is set to continue for the rest of the week and into the weekend.
Summer finally arrived in Britain on Tuesday, the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures reaching a sweltering 27C.
Sun-starved Brits flocked to the parks and beaches, while visitors to Chelsea Flower Show basked in the glorious sunshine.
The blue skies helped banish the rainy day gloom of the past few weeks.
However, sun lovers are being urged to make the most of the warm spell as the weather is expected to become more unsettled next week.
Sky News weather producer Chris England said most places in the UK will continue to enjoy the warm spell for the rest of the week into Saturday and Sunday.
"It could get hotter today, and it will stay mainly nice through the rest of the week and into the weekend," he said.
"But temperatures won't be quite as high as we enter the weekend when the top temperatures will be around 23C/24C.
"It will still be pretty good - warmer than average.
"It may become a little more unsettled next week, but that is a long way away, and things can change," he added.
With the hot weather set to continue, scores of people have been putting their money on the record temperature ever seen in the UK to be broken. Coral bookmakers have now halved the odds to 8-1 - and have also slashed the odds for it to reach 100F any time this year from 10-1 to 5-1.