Britons will be braced for the hottest day of the year, experts are warned, as urgent health warnings are in place anywhere in the UK.

Friday is scheduled as the hottest day of the year, as temperatures continue rising.

The Met Office and NHS England have issued a three-day heat warning, amid predicted hot conditions.

Met Office Senior Deputy Weather Operator Dan Rudman added: ‘Temperatures will continue to rise as we go through the week, becoming well above-average by Friday when many parts of the southern half of the UK are likely to exceed 30C and may even reach 34C in some places.

Agostinho Sousa, head of extreme events and health and safety at UKHSA, said: “Temperatures are forecast to reach 30C in some parts of the south on Friday and we want everyone to enjoy the hot weather safely when it arrives and be aware of good health advice for coping with warmer conditions.

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